Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Serbia, you would:
live 4.8 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 3.4 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,100 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.
be 73.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
be 87.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 8.9% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.
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 41.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Serbia, approximately 5.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.
be 22.3% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 73.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.
spend 20.0% more on education
Serbia spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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