If you lived in Germany instead of Mongolia, you would:


live 10.1 years longer

In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Germany, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.


make 4.4 times more money

Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2020, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,900 as of 2020.

be 37.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.

be 47.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mongolia, 28.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Germany, however, that number is 14.8% as of 2018.

pay a 4.8 times higher top tax rate

Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.


be 84.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Mongolia, approximately 20.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

have 42.7% fewer children

In Mongolia, there are approximately 15.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Germany, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 42.9% more likely to have internet access

In Mongolia, approximately 63.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Germany, about 90.0% do as of 2020.

be 14.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Mongolia, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.


spend 3.1 times more on healthcare

Mongolia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Germany, that number is 11.7% of GDP as of 2019.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), General Department of National Taxation.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
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