Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.5 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 20.5% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.5 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 75.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 72.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

pay a 3.8 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1% as of 2016.

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 Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 93.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 53.1% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sweden, there are 12.1 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 Sweden, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 68.8% more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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