Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Serbia instead of Turkey, you would:
be 33.0% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Serbia, that number is 21.5% of people as of 2016.
live 2.0 years less
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Serbia, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Serbia, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2017.
make 35.9% less money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $28,400 as of 2020, while in Serbia, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2020.
be 61.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Serbia, however, that number is 23.2% as of 2018.
be 29.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Serbia, 12.0 women do as of 2017.
be 75.1% 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 Serbia, on the other hand, 4.8 children do as of 2022.
have 37.5% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Serbia, there are 8.9 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. Serbia spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 2.0 times more on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Serbia, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.
Serbia: At a glance
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