Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.1 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 9.0 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 61.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

be 56.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

spend 3.2 times more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 82.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 78.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.9% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% 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 Sweden, 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. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.5% more on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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