Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 60.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

Life

have 33.7% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Luxembourg, 10.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 18.4% less on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 41.6% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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