Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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%.

Life

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% less children


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

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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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