Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Philippines, you would:

Health

live 3.6 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 82.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 73.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 59.4% less on taxes


Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 96.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 83.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 56.5% less children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of the population has electricity access. In Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 28.1% more likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 85.2% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.3% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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