Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Slovakia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 9.8 times more likely to be obese


In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Slovakia, that number is 20.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.8 times more money


Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Slovakia, the GDP per capita is $33,100 as of 2017.

pay a 28.6% lower top tax rate


Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Slovakia, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Slovakia, that number is 8.1% as of 2017.

be 53.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Slovakia, however, that number is 12.3% as of 2015.

Life

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 Slovakia, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 68.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Slovakia, on the other hand, 4.9 children do as of 2020.

have 35.9% fewer children


In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Slovakia, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.7% more likely to have internet access


In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Slovakia, about 80.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 31.6% less on education


Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Slovakia spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Slovakia: At a glance

Slovakia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 48,105 sq km. Slovakia's roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I, the Slovaks joined the Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar period, Slovak nationalist leaders pushed for autonomy within Czechoslovakia, and in 1939 Slovakia became an independent state allied with Nazi Germany. Following World War II, Czechoslovakia was reconstituted and came under communist rule within Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, Tax Directorate, Slovakia.

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