Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.5 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Latvia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 38.0% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.1 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,700 as of 2017.

be 67.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Latvia, that number is 8.7% as of 2017.

be 52.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5% as of 2015.

pay a 53.3% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 88.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Latvia, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 42.5% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Latvia, it is 99.9% as of 2015.

be 88.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

have 64.3% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Latvia, there are 9.2 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 Latvia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Latvia, about 83.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 73.9% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, State Revenue Service, Latvia.

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