Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.1 years longer


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 5.4 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 17.3 times more money


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

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


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

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

Life

be 97.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 87.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 42.1% less children


In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Belgium, 100% of the population do.

be 4.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 78.4% more on education


Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 82.8% more on healthcare


Nepal spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

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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