Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.9 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Belarus, that number is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 20.1% more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 83.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belarus, that number is 0.8% as of 2017.

be 35.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7% as of 2016.

pay a 75.0% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2017.

make 64.9% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belarus, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 13.6% fewer children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belarus, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.5% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belarus, about 79.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.7% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Belarus spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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

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