Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 16.0 years longer


In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women). In Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 4.3 times more likely to be obese


In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people.

Economy

make 66.4 times more money


Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Madagascar, 2.1% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6%.

Life

be 97.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Madagascar, approximately 353.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Luxembourg, 10.0 women do.

be 91.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Madagascar, approximately 41.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 63.6% fewer children


In Madagascar, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 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 Luxembourg, 100% of the population do.

be 20.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Madagascar, approximately 4.7% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% 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 Luxembourg, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 90.5% more on education


Madagascar spends 2.1% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Madagascar spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Luxembourg compared to Madagascar? 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, General Direction of Taxes.

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