Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 36.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 70.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

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 Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 7.1 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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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