Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.5 years longer

In Greenland, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).


make 11.5% more money

Greenland has a GDP per capita of $41,800, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 19.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Greenland, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.


be 61.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Greenland, approximately 8.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 21.5% fewer children

In Greenland, there are approximately 14.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.3% more likely to have internet access

In Greenland, approximately 68.5% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.


see 99.8% less coastline

Greenland has a total of 44,087 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 Greenland? 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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