Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Netherlands instead of United Kingdom, you would:
be 26.6% less likely to be obese
In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people as of 2016.
make 30.3% more money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $41,600 as of 2020, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $54,200 as of 2020.
be 26.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United Kingdom, 18.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Netherlands, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2019.
pay a 15.6% higher top tax rate
United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0% as of 2016.
be 28.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Netherlands, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.0% less likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 3.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
see 96.4% less coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, HM Revenue & Customs.
Netherlands: At a glance
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