Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Slovenia instead of Belgium, you would:

Health

live 2.8 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Slovenia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 26.2% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,400.

Life

be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

be 14.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

have 27.4% less children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Slovenia, about 75.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.7% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Slovenia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 13.2% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Slovenia, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 29.9% less coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

How big is Slovenia compared to Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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