Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Uzbekistan, you would:

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 33.1% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 6.8 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 49.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 80.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 81.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 32.7% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 84.8% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

be 14.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Belgium, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 82.8% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, State Tax Committee.

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