Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.1 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 16.9% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 8.2 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 78.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

be 57.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 69.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 71.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 21.8% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

be 13.1% 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 Belgium, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, State tax Service.

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