Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Czech Republic instead of Lithuania, you would:

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Czech Republic, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

be 60.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Czech Republic, that number is 2.8%.

be 56.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Czech Republic, however, that number is 9.7%.

spend 46.7% more on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Czech Republic, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Czech Republic, 4.0 women do.

be 31.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Czech Republic, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

Expenditures

spend 11.1% less on education


Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Czech Republic spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.1% more on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Czech Republic, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Czech Republic: At a glance

Czech Republic is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 77,247 sq km. At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country's predominantly Czech leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the increasingly strident demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Slovaks, the Sudeten Germans, and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the territory that today comprises the Czech Republic and Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

How big is Czech Republic 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, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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