Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.2% less likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people as of 2016.

live 8.0 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Indonesia, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 42.3% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Indonesia, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 77.0% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400 as of 2017.

be 10.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Indonesia, that number is 5.4% as of 2017.

be 23.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9% as of 2016.

Life

have 40.0% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Indonesia, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 35.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Indonesia, 177.0 women do as of 2017.

be 5.8 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 Indonesia, on the other hand, 20.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 58.0% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Indonesia, about 39.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 34.5% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Indonesia spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 121.3 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direktorat Jenderal Pajak, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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