Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


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

be 20.8% less likely to be obese


In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 44.2% more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 54.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

pay a 2.6 times higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1% as of 2016.

Life

have 36.0% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 14.2% more likely to have internet access


In Czech Republic, approximately 80.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 37.5% more on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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