Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 55.9% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 25.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Switzerland, that number is 3.0%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Switzerland, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 14.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

Expenditures

spend 96.2% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Switzerland spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Switzerland: At a glance

Switzerland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 39,997 sq km. The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

How big is Switzerland 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, Swiss Federal Tax Administration.

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