Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of United Kingdom, you would:
be 16.9% less likely to be obese
In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
live 3.2 years less
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 17.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United Kingdom, 18.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.
pay a 28.9% lower top tax rate
United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 22.6% less money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $41,600 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.
be 71.3% more likely to be unemployed
In United Kingdom, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 5.4% as of 2019.
be 71.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
have 21.2% fewer children
In United Kingdom, there are approximately 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Poland, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 12.6% less likely to have internet access
In United Kingdom, approximately 95.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Poland, about 83.0% do as of 2020.
spend 11.5% less on education
United Kingdom spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 36.3% less on healthcare
United Kingdom spends 10.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 6.5% of GDP as of 2019.
see 96.5% less coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, HM Revenue & Customs.
Poland: At a glance
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