Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.2 years longer


In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 68 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 5.7 times more likely to be obese


In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 11.7 times more money


Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 24.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 95.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cambodia, approximately 161.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 92.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Cambodia, approximately 47.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 50.9% less children


In Cambodia, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Cambodia, 34% of the population has electricity access. In Belgium, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Cambodia, approximately 25.6% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

be 32.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cambodia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Belgium, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.5 times more on education


Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 86.0% more on healthcare


Cambodia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 85.0% less coastline


Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, General Department of Taxation.

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