Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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%.

Life

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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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