Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.3 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Denmark, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

be 15.2% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.0 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $50,100 as of 2017.

be 78.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Denmark, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 75.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4% as of 2011.

pay a 3.7 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 97.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Denmark, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Denmark, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 57.0% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Denmark, there are 11.1 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 Denmark, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Denmark, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.8 times more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration.

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