Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Germany instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Economy

make 28.9% more money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $39,400 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 64.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 10.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

pay a 43.9% higher top tax rate


Puerto Rico has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 21.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 45.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 27.1% more likely to have internet access


In Puerto Rico, approximately 70.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 21.3% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to Puerto Rico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).

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