Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Nepal, you would:

Health

live 9.6 years longer


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020. In Belgium, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.4 times more likely to be obese


In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 17.3 times more money


Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700 as of 2017, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600 as of 2017.

be 40.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2013.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belgium, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 97.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nepal, approximately 186.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belgium, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 86.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Nepal, approximately 25.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 38.7% fewer children


In Nepal, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belgium, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, approximately 91% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Belgium, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 34.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belgium, about 88.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% more on education


Nepal spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Belgium spends 6.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Nepal? 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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