Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Guernsey, you would:

Health

live 9.6 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 16.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

make 64.0% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

Basic Needs

be 14.6% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Guernsey? 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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