Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Latvia, you would:
be 83.5% less likely to be obese
In Latvia, 23.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 5.7 years less
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 14.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
make 74.0% less money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
pay a 54.5% higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
have 97.8% more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 7.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.5% less likely to be literate
In Latvia, the literacy rate is 99.9% as of 2015. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 7.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.
be 15.5% less likely to have access to electricity
In Latvia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In India, 84% of the population do as of 2017.
be 58.8% less likely to have internet access
In Latvia, approximately 83.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
spend 28.3% less on education
Latvia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. India spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 14.1 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
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