Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bulgaria instead of Yemen, you would:

Health

live 8.1 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 46.2% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 8.7 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,800 as of 2017.

be 77.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2% as of 2017.

be 56.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4% as of 2016.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bulgaria, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.4% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Bulgaria, it is 98.4% as of 2015.

be 80.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.1 children do as of 2020.

have 67.8% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bulgaria, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Bulgaria, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bulgaria, about 64.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 81.4% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria compared to Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria.

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