If you lived in Netherlands instead of Vietnam, you would:


live 6.6 years longer

In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Netherlands, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.

be 9.7 times more likely to be obese

In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people as of 2016.


make 6.6 times more money

Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $54,200 as of 2020.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Netherlands, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2019.

pay a 48.6% higher top tax rate

Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0% as of 2016.


be 88.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Netherlands, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 76.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 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.

have 30.0% fewer children

In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Netherlands, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 30.0% more likely to have internet access

In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Netherlands, about 91.0% do as of 2020.


spend 31.7% more on education

Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Netherlands spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 90.6% more on healthcare

Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Netherlands, that number is 10.1% of GDP as of 2019.


see 86.9% less coastline

Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.

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.
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