Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Poland, you would:
live 3.2 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 20.3% more likely to be obese
In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 29.2% more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 41.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 5.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 20.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 15.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 40.6% higher top tax rate
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
have 26.9% more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people 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 United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.5% more likely to have internet access
In Poland, approximately 83.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 13.0% more on education
Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 56.9% more on healthcare
Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 28.2 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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