Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 14.6% less likely to be obese


In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 25.4% more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,500 as of 2017.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Finland, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Finland, the top tax rate is 51.6% as of 2016.

Life

have 19.1% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Finland, there are 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.2% more likely to have internet access


In Czech Republic, approximately 80.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Finland, about 88.9% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 23.2% more on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Finland spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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