Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 16.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Denmark, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 52.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4% as of 2011.

Life

be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Denmark, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 38.2% more on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 16.2 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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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