Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 12.9 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 68 years for women). In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 5.9 times more likely to be obese

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


make 7.4 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 16.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed. In Poland, that number is 4.8%.

spend 60.0% more on taxes

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


be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 161.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Poland, 3.0 women do.

be 29.3% more likely to be literate

In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 77.2%. In Poland, it is 99.8%.

be 90.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 47.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 58.7% less children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Poland, there are 9.5 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 Poland, 100% of the population do.

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 25.6% of the population has internet access. In Poland, about 73.3% do.

be 30.2% 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 Poland, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).


spend 2.6 times more on education

Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education. Poland spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.3% more on healthcare

Cambodia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Poland, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

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.

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

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


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