Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.5 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Romania, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

spend 33.3% less on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0%.

make 82.4% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

Life

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

have 14.4% less children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 39.3% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.2% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).

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