Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 5.8 years less


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 64.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 41.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 40.9% less on taxes


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 46.8% less money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

Life

have 10.8% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 9.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 38.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

Expenditures

spend 23.0% less on healthcare


Czech Republic spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 25.0% more on education


Czech Republic spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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