Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Germany instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In United Arab Emirates, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 29.7% less likely to be obese


In United Arab Emirates, 31.7% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

be 14.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United Arab Emirates, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

make 25.6% less money


United Arab Emirates has a GDP per capita of $67,700, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

Life

be 66.0% less likely to die during infancy


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 43.0% fewer children


In United Arab Emirates, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 3.1 times more on healthcare


United Arab Emirates spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 81.3% more coastline


United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to United Arab Emirates? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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