Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Argentina instead of Moldova, you would:

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 49.7% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 97.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

spend 94.4% more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 18.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 45.2% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 12.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 11.9% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 53.4% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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