Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Azerbaijan instead of Netherlands, you would:

Health

live 8.1 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 44.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9% as of 2015.

pay a 51.9% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 67.5% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $17,500 as of 2017.

Life

have 31.8% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, 26.0 women do as of 2017.

be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 21.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.7% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Azerbaijan, about 79.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 54.5% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Azerbaijan spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Azerbaijan: At a glance

Azerbaijan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 82,629 sq km. Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous republic within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the territory's status. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors.

How big is Azerbaijan compared to Netherlands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Taxes, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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