Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 22.1% more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.

Economy

make 48.3% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,600, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

be 4.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.

Life

be 57.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 27.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 22.9% fewer children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 10.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.6% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 90.4% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.7% less on healthcare


Netherlands spends 10.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 30.3 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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