Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.9 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Liechtenstein, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 24.4 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100.

be 41.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Liechtenstein, that number is 2.4%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Liechtenstein, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

Life

be 65.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Liechtenstein, on the other hand, 4.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.2% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 61.2% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of total GDP on education.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, State tax Service.

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