Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

make 21.7% more money


United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,900 as of 2017.

be 41.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2015.

be 11.4% more likely to be unemployed


In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Netherlands, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

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.

Life

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 14.6% less likely to die during infancy


In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 96.4% less coastline


United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, HM Revenue & Customs.

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