Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.7 years longer

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 14.7% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 69.2% more money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 23.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

be 20.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 74.4% more on taxes

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


have 10.5% more children

In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 32.3% more likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 55.1% more on education

Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 68.8% more on healthcare

Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.


see 16.6 times more coastline

Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.


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