Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Romania instead of Sri Lanka, you would:
live 1.5 years less
In Sri Lanka, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Romania, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.3 times more likely to be obese
In Sri Lanka, 5.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.
make 90.7% more money
Sri Lanka has a GDP per capita of $12,900 as of 2017, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.
be 11.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Sri Lanka, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Romania, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.
be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Sri Lanka, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4% as of 2012.
be 47.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Sri Lanka, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Sri Lanka, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.
have 40.1% fewer children
In Sri Lanka, there are approximately 14.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Sri Lanka, approximately 34.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Romania, about 70.7% do as of 2018.
spend 10.7% more on education
Sri Lanka spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 83.2% less coastline
Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Romania: At a glance
How big is Romania compared to Sri Lanka? See an in-depth size comparison.