Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 14.4 years longer


In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.

Economy

make 17.3 times more money


Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 49.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.

be 10.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Madagascar, 2.1% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

spend 2.4 times more on taxes


Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0%.

Life

be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Madagascar, approximately 353.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 51.0% more likely to be literate


In Madagascar, the literacy rate is 64.7%. In Greece, it is 97.7%.

be 88.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Madagascar, approximately 41.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 73.4% fewer children


In Madagascar, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 6.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Madagascar, 15% of the population has electricity access. In Greece, 100% of the population do.

be 14.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Madagascar, approximately 4.7% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

be 94.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Madagascar, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 35% in rural areas). In Greece, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Madagascar spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


Madagascar has a total of 4,828 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

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 Madagascar? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, GSIS, Greece.

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