Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Greece instead of Luxembourg, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Luxembourg, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 10.2% more likely to be obese


In Luxembourg, 22.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 73.5% less money


Luxembourg has a GDP per capita of $105,100 as of 2017, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,800 as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Luxembourg, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 21.5% as of 2017.

pay a 10.1% higher top tax rate


Luxembourg has a top tax rate of 43.6% as of 2016. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 40.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Luxembourg, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Greece, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Luxembourg, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greece, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

have 32.8% fewer children


In Luxembourg, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greece, there are 7.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.8% less likely to have internet access


In Luxembourg, approximately 97.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greece, about 73.0% do as of 2018.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece compared to Luxembourg? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece.

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