Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Greece instead of Liechtenstein, you would:

Health

live 1.2 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 80.1% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 9.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0%.

Life

have 19.2% less children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.6% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece compared to Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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