Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Lithuania, you would:

Health

live 2.0 years less


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 85.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 74.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 13.3% less on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 41.5% less money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 13.6% less on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 11.1% more on education


Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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