Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Macedonia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Macedonia, that number is 22.4% of people.

Economy

make 79.5% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Macedonia, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

spend 68.8% less on taxes


Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Macedonia, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Macedonia, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 93.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Macedonia, 8.0 women do.

be 65.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macedonia, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

have 51.9% less children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Macedonia, there are 11.4 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 Macedonia, 100% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 38.3% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Macedonia, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Macedonia: At a glance

Macedonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 25,433 sq km. Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations, but the issue of the name remained unresolved and negotiations for a solution are ongoing. Since 2004, the US and over 130 other nations have recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia. Ethnic Albanian grievances over perceived political and economic inequities escalated into an insurgency in 2001 that eventually led to the internationally brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting and established guidelines for constitutional amendments and the creation of new laws that enhanced the rights of minorities. Although Macedonia became an EU candidate in 2005, the country still faces challenges, including fully implementing the Framework Agreement, improving relations with Bulgaria, carrying out democratic reforms, and stimulating economic growth and development. Macedonia's membership in NATO was blocked by Greece at the Alliance's Summit of Bucharest in 2008.

How big is Macedonia 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, Public Revenue Office.

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