Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 29.1% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

Economy

make 4.3 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

spend 2.6 times more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 65.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 22.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 22.6% less children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% 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 Croatia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 31.3% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.3% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, State tax Service.

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