Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.1 years longer


In Indonesia, 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).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Indonesia, 6.9% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Indonesia has a GDP per capita of $12,400, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 30.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Indonesia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

be 38.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Indonesia, 10.9% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

spend 79.0% more on taxes


Indonesia has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 94.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Indonesia, approximately 126.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 85.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Indonesia, approximately 22.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 30.2% fewer children


In Indonesia, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Indonesia, 81% of the population has electricity access. In Belgium, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Indonesia, approximately 25.4% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

be 14.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Indonesia, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Belgium, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 83.3% more on education


Indonesia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.8 times more on healthcare


Indonesia spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline


Indonesia has a total of 54,716 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 Indonesia? 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, Direktorat Jenderal Pajak.

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