Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Finland instead of Paraguay, you would:

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,500 as of 2017.

be 49.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Finland, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 96.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Finland, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 85.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

have 36.1% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Finland, there are 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 36.8% more likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Finland, about 88.9% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Finland spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland compared to Paraguay? 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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