Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Croatia instead of Laos, you would:

Health

live 11.5 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 11.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Laos, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

be 8.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

spend 96.7% more on taxes


Laos has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 95.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 24.3% more likely to be literate


In Laos, the literacy rate is 79.9%. In Croatia, it is 99.3%.

be 81.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 62.3% less children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of the population has electricity access. In Croatia, 100% of the population do.

be 4.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.

be 31.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Croatia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 58.6% more on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.1 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Laos? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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