Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Denmark, you would:


be 41.1% more likely to be obese

In Denmark, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.


be 22.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Denmark, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.

pay a 19.4% lower top tax rate

Denmark has a top tax rate of 55.8% as of 2017. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

make 11.6% less money

Denmark has a GDP per capita of $50,100 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.

be 11.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Denmark, 13.4% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.


be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Denmark, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 28.1% more likely to die during infancy

In Denmark, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.


spend 27.6% less on education

Denmark spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


see 69.9% more coastline

Denmark has a total of 7,314 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.

United Kingdom: At a glance

United Kingdom (sometimes abbreviated UK) is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 241,930 sq km. The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010.

How big is United Kingdom compared to Denmark? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, HM Revenue & Customs.


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