Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Venezuela, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years less


In Venezuela, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 56.2% more money


Venezuela has a GDP per capita of $12,100, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 96.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Venezuela, 26.4% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 71.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Venezuela, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 61.8% less on taxes


Venezuela has a top tax rate of 34.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 95.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Venezuela, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 70.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Venezuela, approximately 12.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 45.2% fewer children


In Venezuela, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.5% more likely to have internet access


In Venezuela, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.5% less on education


Venezuela spends 6.9% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Venezuela? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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