Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Poland, you would:
live 2.8 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Germany, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 58.1% more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,900 as of 2020.
pay a 48.4% higher top tax rate
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.
be 23.3% less 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 Germany, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.
be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 80.0% more on healthcare
Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Germany, that number is 11.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.4 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Germany: At a glance
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