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

Health

live 8.1 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (69 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.

be 5.9 times more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.7 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.

be 18.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Poland, that number is 5.4% as of 2019.

pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate

Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.0% more likely to be literate

In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Poland, it is 99.8% as of 2015.

be 85.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 29.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2022.

have 55.9% fewer children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 19.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Poland, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, approximately 75% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Poland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 33.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Poland, about 83.0% do as of 2020.

be 17.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cambodia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education

Cambodia spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.
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