Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Romania, you would:
live 2.3 years longer
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
make 20.3% more money
Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,600 as of 2017, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.
be 21.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.
pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate
Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
be 89.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 50.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Romania, approximately 8.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
spend 48.4% more on education
Romania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 95.6% more coastline
Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Poland: At a glance
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