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

Health

live 19.6 years longer

In Chad, the average life expectancy is 59 years (57 years for men, 61 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 3.8 times more likely to be obese

In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 21.5 times more money

Chad has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.

be 63.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Chad, 42.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.

pay a 46.7% lower top tax rate

Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Chad, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.5 times more likely to be literate

In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3% as of 2016. In Poland, it is 99.8% as of 2015.

be 93.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Chad, approximately 65.5 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 79.0% fewer children

In Chad, there are approximately 40.5 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 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Chad, approximately 9% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Poland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 8.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Chad, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Poland, about 83.0% do as of 2020.

be 64.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Chad, approximately 61% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 52% 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 91.7% more on education

Chad spends 2.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 47.7% more on healthcare

Chad spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 6.5% of GDP as of 2019.


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

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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