Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.7 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Venezuela, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 25.5% more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 34.6% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0% as of 2016.

make 76.8% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,500 as of 2017.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Venezuela, that number is 27.1% as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2015.

Life

have 62.7% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Venezuela, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 25.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Venezuela, 125.0 women do as of 2017.

be 8.0 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 Venezuela, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.0% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Venezuela, about 72.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 25.5% more on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 6.2 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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