If you lived in Poland instead of Serbia, you would:

Health

live 4.6 years longer

In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 76.9% more money

Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.

be 61.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Poland, that number is 5.4% as of 2019.

be 33.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.

pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate

Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.5% 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 Poland, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 25.3% less on healthcare

Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 6.5% of GDP as of 2019.

spend 27.8% more on education

Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.
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