Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years less


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

be 19.6% more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 54.2% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,700 as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Croatia, that number is 12.4% as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5% as of 2015.

Life

be 60.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Croatia, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.5 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 Croatia, on the other hand, 8.6 children do as of 2020.

have 20.9% fewer children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Croatia, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 23.2% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Croatia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 16.4% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 12.9 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Netherlands? 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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