Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.8 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Norway, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 11.2% less likely to be obese


In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Norway, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.0 times more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $72,100 as of 2017.

be 44.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Norway, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

pay a 75.1% higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Norway, the top tax rate is 38.5% 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 Norway, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 37.1% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Norway, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 19.6% more likely to have internet access


In Czech Republic, approximately 80.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Norway, about 96.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% more on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Norway spends 8.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

How big is Norway 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, Norwegian Tax Administration, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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