Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 12.6% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Slovenia, that number is 20.2% of people.


make 16.6% more money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,400.

be 21.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Slovenia, however, that number is 13.9%.

be 37.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

spend 56.2% more on taxes

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0%.


be 11.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

have 13.7% fewer children

In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 43.7% more on healthcare

Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Slovenia, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 89.4% less coastline

Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

How big is Slovenia compared to Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland.


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