Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.5 years longer

In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 25.1% less likely to be obese

In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 54.5% more money

Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 17.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 39.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes

Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 40.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 30.4% more likely to have internet access

In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 68.9% more on education

Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.6% more on healthcare

Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.


see 81.3 times more coastline

Lithuania has a total of 90 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration.


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