Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 21.7% less likely to be obese


In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people.

Economy

make 59.4% more money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 32.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 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 Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 22.2% more children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.0% more likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 71.1% more on education


Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 80.3% more on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 35.8 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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