Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Colombia, you would:
live 4.5 years longer
In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 3.5 times more money
Colombia has a GDP per capita of $14,400 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.
be 59.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Colombia, 9.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
be 40.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Colombia, 28.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.
pay a 43.9% higher top tax rate
Colombia has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.
be 91.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Colombia, approximately 83.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 73.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Colombia, approximately 12.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.
have 44.2% fewer children
In Colombia, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 44.1% more likely to have internet access
In Colombia, approximately 62.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.
see 25.5% less coastline
Colombia has a total of 3,208 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN).
Germany: At a glance
How big is Germany compared to Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.