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


live 1.5 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Croatia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.


be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Croatia, that number is 7.0% as of 2022.

be 52.5% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Poland, 11.8% live below the poverty line as of 2022. In Croatia, however, that number is 18.0% as of 2021.

pay a 47.5% higher top tax rate

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2% as of 2016.


be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Croatia, 5.0 women do as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Croatia, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2022.


spend 20.0% more on healthcare

Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2020.


see 13.3 times more coastline

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

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

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.
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