Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.4 years longer

In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 22.4% less likely to be obese

In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people.


make 65.9% more money

Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 31.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

be 60.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8%.

spend 3.5 times more on taxes

Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.


be 30.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

have 10.1% more children

In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 21.5% more likely to have internet access

In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Netherlands, about 90.4% do.


spend 22.2% more on education

Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 65.2% more on healthcare

Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9% of GDP.


see 5.0 times more coastline

Lithuania has a total of 90 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.


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