Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Belgium instead of Greece, you would:
be 11.2% less likely to be obese
In Greece, 24.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.
make 67.6% more money
Greece has a GDP per capita of $27,800 as of 2017, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600 as of 2017.
be 67.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Greece, 21.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belgium, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.
be 58.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Greece, 36.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2013.
pay a 11.9% higher top tax rate
Greece has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7% as of 2016.
be 10.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Greece, approximately 3.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.
have 42.3% more children
In Greece, there are approximately 7.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belgium, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth
In Greece, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belgium, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 21.5% more likely to have internet access
In Greece, approximately 73.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belgium, about 88.7% do as of 2018.
see 99.5% less coastline
Greece has a total of 13,676 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece.
Belgium: At a glance
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