Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Ukraine, you would:
live 5.4 years longer
In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
make 3.4 times more money
Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,800 as of 2017, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.
be 46.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Ukraine, 9.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Poland, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.
be 4.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.
pay a 77.8% higher top tax rate
Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
be 89.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ukraine, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 41.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Ukraine, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
be 31.7% more likely to have internet access
In Ukraine, approximately 58.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Poland, about 77.5% do as of 2018.
spend 14.8% less on education
Ukraine spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 84.2% less coastline
Ukraine has a total of 2,782 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Poland: At a glance
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