Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Croatia instead of Turkey, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Croatia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 24.0% less likely to be obese


In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 11.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5% as of 2015.

be 13.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Croatia, that number is 12.4% as of 2017.

pay a 34.9% higher top tax rate


Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2% as of 2016.

Life

be 52.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Croatia, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 45.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 15.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Croatia, on the other hand, 8.6 children do as of 2020.

have 41.2% fewer children


In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Croatia, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 19.0% less coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Turkey? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.

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