Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Germany instead of Bolivia, you would:


live 11.3 years longer

In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 10.4% more likely to be obese

In Bolivia, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.


make 6.7 times more money

Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,500, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 56.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes

Bolivia has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.


be 97.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bolivia, approximately 206.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 90.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Bolivia, approximately 35.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 60.9% less children

In Bolivia, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Bolivia, 90% of the population has electricity access. In Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Bolivia, approximately 39.7% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

be 11.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Bolivia, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 32.9% less on education

Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 79.4% more on healthcare

Bolivia spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to Bolivia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.


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