Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 11.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

make 32.8% less money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

Life

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 12.1% less children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.6% less likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.3% more on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria 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, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria.

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