If you lived in Bolivia instead of Germany, you would:


live 9.0 years less

In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Bolivia, that number is 72 years (71 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.


be 19.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0% as of 2017.

pay a 72.6% lower top tax rate

Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

make 84.5% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,900 as of 2020, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,900 as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Germany, 14.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Bolivia, however, that number is 37.2% as of 2019.


have 2.0 times more children

In Germany, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Bolivia, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 22.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bolivia, 155.0 women do as of 2017.

be 7.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 22.3 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% less likely to have internet access

In Germany, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Bolivia, about 60.0% do as of 2020.


spend 41.0% less on healthcare

Germany spends 11.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Bolivia, that number is 6.9% of GDP as of 2019.

spend 46.0% more on education

Germany spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Autoridad de ImpugnaciĆ³n Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.
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