Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.2 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Denmark, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.0 times more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $50,100 as of 2017.

be 38.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4% as of 2011.

pay a 74.4% higher top tax rate


Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 96.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Denmark, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 20.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Denmark, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 51.5% fewer children


In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Denmark, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, approximately 88% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Denmark, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 62.6% more likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Denmark, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 79.8% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, Bureau of Internal Revenue.

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