Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Netherlands, you would:
be 36.3% more likely to be obese
In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
pay a 13.5% lower top tax rate
Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
make 23.2% less money
Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $54,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 36.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Netherlands, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
be 40.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 12.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Netherlands, approximately 3.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
see 27.6 times more coastline
Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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