Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Denmark instead of Panama, you would:


be 13.2% less likely to be obese

In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 96.5% more money

Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 41.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 93.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 59.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 41.3% less children

In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 79.6% more likely to have internet access

In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 2.4 times more on education

Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 35.0% more on healthcare

Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.


see 2.9 times more coastline

Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark compared to Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Danish Central Tax Administration, The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.


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