Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, you would:

Economy

be 16.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, 8.7% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

Life

be 47.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 59.2% more children


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 44.6% less coastline


Saint Pierre and Miquelon has a total of 120 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Saint Pierre and Miquelon? 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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