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


be 12.1% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2016.


make 61.8% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,300 as of 2020.

be 52.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Poland, 15.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Paraguay, however, that number is 23.5% as of 2019.


have 92.0% more children

In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Paraguay, there are 16.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 42.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 5.6 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 Paraguay, on the other hand, 23.2 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 22.9% less likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 83.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Paraguay, about 64.0% do as of 2021.


spend 23.9% less on education

Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Paraguay spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

spend 10.8% more on healthcare

Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Paraguay, that number is 7.2% of GDP as of 2019.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.
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