Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Moldova, you would:
live 9.5 years longer
In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 47.1% more likely to be obese
In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 3.4 times more money
Moldova has a GDP per capita of $12,300 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 36.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Moldova, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Moldova, 7.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate
Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 63.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Moldova, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 67.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Moldova, approximately 11.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
be 24.5% more likely to have internet access
In Moldova, approximately 76.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 14.8% less on education
Moldova spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 59.4% more on healthcare
Moldova spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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