Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.2 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 80.2% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Latvia, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 23.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 18.6% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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


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

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