Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 13.1% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

Life

be 39.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 22.1% less children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 37.6 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 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 Gibraltar? 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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