Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Greece, you would:

Health

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.

Economy

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 be 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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


Greece has a total of 13,676 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Greece? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece.

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