Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Malaysia, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Belarus, that number is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 57.1% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 76.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belarus, that number is 0.8% as of 2017.

pay a 53.6% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2017.

make 35.1% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900 as of 2017.

be 50.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belarus, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 69.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 48.1% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belarus, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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