Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Romania, you would:
live 5.1 years longer
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.1 times more money
Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,600 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.
be 22.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Romania, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
be 25.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.
be 63.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 62.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Romania, approximately 8.7 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.
be 27.0% more likely to have internet access
In Romania, approximately 70.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.
spend 54.8% more on education
Romania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 10.6 times more coastline
Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).
Germany: At a glance
How big is Germany compared to Romania? See an in-depth size comparison.