Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Greece, you would:
live 5.3 years less
In Greece, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 28.9% more likely to be obese
In Greece, 24.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
be 20.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Greece, 17.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 13.7% as of 2019.
be 19.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Greece, 17.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2018.
pay a 27.1% lower top tax rate
Greece has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
have 87.6% more children
In Greece, there are approximately 7.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Greece, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 5.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Greece, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.
spend 44.9% less on healthcare
Greece spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 19.4% more on education
Greece spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 47.4% less coastline
Greece has a total of 13,676 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, GSIS, Greece.
Turkey: At a glance
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