89points

Belgium

91points

Netherlands

Belgium
Netherlands
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Belgium vs Netherlands

Belgium
Netherlands
89
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Belgium
91
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Netherlands

How does Belgium compare to Netherlands?

  • 2.07x more forests
    ?

    22.4%vs10.8%
  • 0.1 years longer life expectancy at birth for females
    ?

    83.9 yearsvs83.8 years
  • 10.48% lower population density
    ?

    374.2 people/km²vs418 people/km²
  • 0.32% less COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)
    ?

    114179vs114540
  • 1.5 more hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
    ?

    6.2vs4.7
  • 22.22% more education expenditures
    ?

    6.6% of GDPvs5.4% of GDP
  • 2 years longer school life expectancy
    ?

    20 yearsvs18 years
  • 1.1 years lower median age of female population
    ?

    42.7 yearsvs43.8 years

How does Netherlands compare to Belgium?

  • 0.3 years longer life expectancy at birth
    ?

    81.5 yearsvs81.2 years
  • 2.2% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    4.9%vs7.1%
  • 10 031.00$ higher GDP per capita
    ?

    58 255.00$vs48224$
  • 7.69% lower obesity rate among adults
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    20.4%vs22.1%
  • 4.51% higher percentage of internet users
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    90.4%vs86.5%
  • 45.36% less public debt
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    56.5% of GDPvs103.4% of GDP
  • 5.92million more inhabitants
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    17.34 millionvs11.42 million
  • 53.89% lower youth unemployment rate
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    8.9%vs19.3%

COVID-19 statistics

1.COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)

114179

114540

Updated on Mon Sep 28 2020
The total number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases. Source: worldometers.info
2.COVID-19 deaths (total)

9980

6380

Updated on Mon Sep 28 2020
The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Source: worldometers.info
3.COVID-19 new cases (total)

1376

2914

Updated on Mon Sep 28 2020
The total number of new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
4.COVID-19 patients recovered

19275

0

Updated on Mon Sep 28 2020
The number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) that have successfully recovered from the disease. Source: worldometers.info
5.COVID-19 new deaths

6

6

Updated on Mon Sep 28 2020
The number of new deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
6.COVID-19 cases per 1 million inhabitants

9841

6681

Updated on Mon Sep 28 2020
The number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases per 1 million inhabitants. Source: worldometers.info

Geography

1.forests

22.4%

10.8%

The percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.
2.agricultural land

44.1%

55.1%

The percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.
3.coastline

66.5 km

451 km

The total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.
4.total water area

250 km²

7 650 km²

The country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.
5.total land area

30 278 km²

33 893 km²

The country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².
6.total surface

30 528 km²

41 543 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

Demographics

1.overall life expectancy at birth

81.2 years

81.5 years

The average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.
2.life expectancy at birth for females

83.9 years

83.8 years

The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.
3.population density

374.2 people/km²

418 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.population

11.42 million

17.34 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.life expectancy at birth for males

78.6 years

79.3 years

The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.
6.death rate

9.7/1000

9/1000

The death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.

Economy

1.unemployment rate

7.1%

4.9%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.GDP per capita

48 224.00$

58 255.00$

The GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.
3.public debt

103.4% of GDP

56.5% of GDP

Also known as government debt or national debt, public debt refers to the sum of all government borrowings owed to lenders within the country.
4.youth unemployment rate

19.3%

8.9%

The number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total youth labor force.
5.education expenditures

6.6% of GDP

5.4% of GDP

The total amount of public expenditure on education. Public spending on education includes direct expenditure on schools, universities, and other types of educational institutions, as well as educational-related public subsidies.
6.health expenditures

10.04% of GDP

10.36% of GDP

The total amount of public and private health expenditure on medical and paramedical services.

Infrastructure

1.percentage of internet users

86.5%

90.4%

The percentage of the country’s population using the internet.
2.electrification rate

100%

100%

The share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.
3.railway network

3 592km

3 058km

The total length of the country’s railway network.
4.roadways

118 414 km

139 124 km

The total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.
5.inland waterways

2 043 km

6 237 km

The total length of the navigable inland bodies of water.
6.number of airports

41

29

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Quality of living

1.adult obesity rate

22.1%

20.4%

The percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.
2.population with access to improved water sources

100%

100%

The percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.
3.hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants

6.2

4.7

Countries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 2020
4.physicians per 1,000 people

3.32/1000

3.51/1000

The number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.
5.school life expectancy

20 years

18 years

School life expectancy (SLE) represents the number of years of schooling that children are expected to complete. SLE includes primary to tertiary education.
6.population below the poverty line

15.1%

8.8%

The percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.

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