Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Luxembourg instead of Finland, you would:


live 1.3 years longer

In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).


make 2.4 times more money

Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 29.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

spend 15.5% less on taxes

Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6%.


be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Luxembourg, 10.0 women do.

be 36.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.2% more likely to have internet access

In Finland, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% do.


spend 44.4% less on education

Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.0% less on healthcare

Finland spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Administration des Contributions Directes.


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