Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Serbia, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 49.3% more likely to be obese
In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
make 56.0% more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $28,400 as of 2020.
be 37.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2018.
pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate
Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
have 60.1% more children
In Serbia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 41.7% more likely to die during childbirth
In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.0 times more 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 Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.
spend 50.6% less on healthcare
Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 19.4% more on education
Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.
Turkey: At a glance
How big is Turkey compared to Serbia? See an in-depth size comparison.