Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Lithuania instead of South Africa, you would:

Health

be 98.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In South Africa, 18.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Lithuania, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 11.2 years longer


In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 65 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,500, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 74.6% less likely to be unemployed


In South Africa, 27.6% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

spend 66.7% less on taxes


South Africa has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 33.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In South Africa, 16.6% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

be 92.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In South Africa, approximately 138.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 87.7% less likely to die during infancy


In South Africa, approximately 31.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 51.0% less children


In South Africa, there are approximately 20.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Lithuania, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 17.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In South Africa, 85% of the population has electricity access. In Lithuania, 100% of the population do.

be 37.8% more likely to have internet access


In South Africa, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 23.7% less on education


South Africa spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.0% less on healthcare


South Africa spends 8.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 96.8% less coastline


South Africa has a total of 2,798 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania compared to South Africa? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, South African Revenue Service.

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