Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Lithuania instead of United Kingdom, you would:


live 5.8 years less

In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).


spend 66.7% less on taxes

United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 26.8% less money

United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,100, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 59.1% more likely to be unemployed

In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

be 48.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.


be 11.6% less likely to die during infancy

In United Kingdom, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 18.2% fewer children

In United Kingdom, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Lithuania, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 21.5% less likely to have internet access

In United Kingdom, approximately 94.8% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.


spend 19.6% less on education

United Kingdom spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.5% less on healthcare

United Kingdom spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.


see 99.3% less coastline

United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania compared to United Kingdom? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, HM Revenue & Customs.


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