Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 47.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8%.

be 26.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

Life

have 26.7% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 16.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 12.2% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 81.1% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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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