Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Serbia, you would:
live 7.3 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Germany, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.8 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,900 as of 2020.
be 64.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 36.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Germany, however, that number is 14.8% as of 2018.
pay a 3.2 times higher top tax rate
Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.
be 41.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 33.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Serbia, approximately 4.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.
be 15.4% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Germany, about 90.0% do as of 2020.
spend 38.9% more on education
Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Germany spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 34.5% more on healthcare
Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Germany, that number is 11.7% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.
Germany: At a glance
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