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


live 1.5 years longer

In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Luxembourg, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.


make 2.2 times more money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,900 as of 2020, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $110,300 as of 2020.

be 18.2% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Germany, 14.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Luxembourg, however, that number is 17.5% as of 2018.


be 28.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Luxembourg, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

have 27.9% more children

In Germany, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Luxembourg, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 10.0% more likely to have internet access

In Germany, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Luxembourg, about 99.0% do as of 2020.


spend 26.0% less on education

Germany spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Luxembourg spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 53.8% less on healthcare

Germany spends 11.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Luxembourg, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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