Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Poland instead of Nauru, you would:

Health

live 10.4 years longer


In Nauru, the average life expectancy is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women). In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 62.1% less likely to be obese


In Nauru, 61.0% of adults are obese. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Nauru has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 79.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Nauru, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Poland, that number is 4.8%.

Life

be 43.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Nauru, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 60.4% less children


In Nauru, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Poland, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.0% more likely to have internet access


In Nauru, approximately 53.5% of the population has internet access. In Poland, about 73.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 93.9% more on healthcare


Nauru spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Poland, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 14.7 times more coastline


Nauru has a total of 30 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

How big is Poland compared to Nauru? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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