Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 5.2 years longer


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 29.7% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.

Economy

make 49.5% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 65.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 54.1% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 72.3% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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