Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.8 years less


In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

be 65.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 62.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

Life

be 94.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Maldives, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 83.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Maldives, approximately 22.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 36.0% fewer children


In Maldives, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.3% more likely to have internet access


In Maldives, approximately 59.1% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 58.4% less on healthcare


Maldives spends 13.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 16.3% more on education


Maldives spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

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 Maldives? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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