Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Germany instead of Saint Martin, you would:

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Saint Martin has a GDP per capita of $19,300, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

Basic Needs

be 25.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Saint Martin, approximately 3.5% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Geography

see 40.6 times more coastline


Saint Martin has a total of 59 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 Saint Martin? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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