Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Serbia, you would:
live 7.8 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 29.3% more likely to be obese
In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.3 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 77.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 19.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% 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 United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 20.6% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 21.0% more children
In Serbia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 21.8% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 44.4% more on education
Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 17.2% more on healthcare
Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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