Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 71.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Liberia, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belarus, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 9.7 years longer

In Liberia, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese

In Liberia, 9.9% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.


make 13.5 times more money

Liberia has a GDP per capita of $1,400, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 64.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Liberia, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 89.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Liberia, 54.1% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.


be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Liberia, approximately 725.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate

In Liberia, the literacy rate is 47.6%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 93.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Liberia, approximately 52.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 73.1% less children

In Liberia, there are approximately 38.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Liberia, 10% of the population has electricity access. In Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 9.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Liberia, approximately 7.3% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 31.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Liberia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas). In Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 43.0% less on healthcare

Liberia spends 10.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 78.6% more on education

Liberia spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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