Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.5 years less


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Belarus, that number is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 72.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belarus, that number is 0.8% as of 2017.

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


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7% as of 2016.

pay a 40.9% lower top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2017.

make 46.8% less money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belarus, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 34.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% less on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Belarus spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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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