Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 63.0% less money

Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

spend 2.4 times more on taxes

Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.


be 38.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 16.3% more children

In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 3.0 times more on education

Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.


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