Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 9.5 years less

In Israel, the average life expectancy is 82 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).


be 76.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Israel, 4.3% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 74.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Israel, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 74.0% less on taxes

Israel has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 47.9% less money

Israel has a GDP per capita of $36,300, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.


be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Israel, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

have 43.1% less children

In Israel, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.9% less likely to have internet access

In Israel, approximately 79.8% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.


spend 12.3% less on education

Israel spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.9% less on healthcare

Israel spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

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 Israel? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Israel Ministry of Finance Tax Authority, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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