Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Croatia instead of Poland, you would:

Health

live 1.7 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 17.3% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

be 10.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

spend 47.5% more on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 13.3 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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