Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Belgium, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 15.0% less likely to be obese


In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 31.3% more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belgium, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 55.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2013.

pay a 2.4 times higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7% as of 2016.

Life

have 24.7% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belgium, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belgium, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 26.9% 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 Belgium, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 16.1% more on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Belgium spends 6.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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