Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Greece instead of Turkey, you would:
live 5.3 years longer
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Greece, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 22.4% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people as of 2016.
be 26.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Greece, that number is 17.3% as of 2019.
be 24.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Greece, however, that number is 17.9% as of 2018.
pay a 37.1% higher top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 82.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Greece, 3.0 women do as of 2017.
be 81.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 19.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Greece, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.
have 46.7% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Greece, there are 7.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 16.3% less on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Greece spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 81.4% more on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Greece, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 89.9% more coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Greece: At a glance
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