Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Norway 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 Norway, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 22.2% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Norway, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 12.6 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $71,800.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Norway, the top tax rate is 38.5%.

Life

be 78.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Norway, 5.0 women do.

be 79.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.0% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Norway, about 97.3% 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 Norway, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.9% more on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Norway spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

How big is Norway 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, Norwegian Tax Administration.

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