Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 99.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Denmark, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 19.1 years longer

In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 27.1% more likely to be obese

In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 21.7 times more money

Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 48.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 81.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 11.6% more on taxes

Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 87.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 69.3% less children

In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Zimbabwe, 40% of the population has electricity access. In Denmark, 100% of the population do.

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

be 30.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Denmark, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 68.8% more on healthcare

Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

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 Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.


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