Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.0 years longer

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

be 21.5% less likely to be obese

In United Arab Emirates, 31.7% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.


make 59.1% less money

United Arab Emirates has a GDP per capita of $67,700, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 13.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

be 84.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In United Arab Emirates, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.


be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In United Arab Emirates, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 54.0% less likely to die during infancy

In United Arab Emirates, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 44.4% fewer children

In United Arab Emirates, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.7% less likely to have internet access

In United Arab Emirates, approximately 90.6% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.


spend 2.2 times more on healthcare

United Arab Emirates spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.


see 10.4 times more coastline

United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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