Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Croatia instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 31.1% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

Economy

make 55.5% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 29.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 51.4% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 66.0% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Saudi Arabia? 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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