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Differences between the standards of living in Slovakia and The Hague

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Martin Klima Year 11 Business and Economics Ms.Duffy 29 October 2008 Differences between the standards of living in Slovakia and The Hague Introduction: Standard of living is the quality of life to people in a country. The country that I have chosen is Slovakia because many people in the ISH think of Slovakia as one of the less economically developed country and I want to see if there actually is a big difference between The Hague in Netherlands (which is considered one of the most developed countries in the world) and Slovakia. I want to see what the differences in the standards of living between Slovakia and The Hague are by comparing them to each other in different aspects. The problem that I am facing is that I am comparing a city to a country. I have created a questioner which consists of some questions about the standard of living. To get that information processed, I have used Excel to make pie charts. I have done secondary research on my country and have analyzed it and compared it to the charts that I have. Standard of living: Standard of living means how well off an individual person or a whole nation is at a point in time. ...read more.

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Although if the manufacturing and agriculture rate are higher, the country can be better off because it shows that it has a lot of industries and most of these jobs help the country so the country itself gets improved but the people might like it less since it is hard labor work most of the time. 2,67948718 Number of People in the average household We have asked people with how many people they live with and then made a averse of that. It is better to have less people in your household because if you do have more people in your family, you have to earn more money in order to fully support it. It is also better for the country if people have less children because then they the age group will increase and many developed countries have a higher aged group because if the age group increases, it means more people are going be able to work and it will increase the GDP of the nation. What do you use for transportation Car 34 Bike 48 Public 27 Walk 16 Other 3 This shows what people use for transportation and if more people use cars, they pollute the air more so this might cause pollution and therefore lowering the SOL. ...read more.

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This means that Slovakia produces more goods, takes care of the land which is good for the nation because then the country doesn't have to buy more expensive goods from foreign countries so it spends less money. Whilst the Netherlands spend more money on buying goods from foreign lands and countries. One of the reasons why Slovakia might have a higher increased agriculture is because Slovakia covers more land property then Netherlands so people in Slovakia use a lot of space for fields growing goods. Manufacturing in Slovakia is almost the same as in Netherlands. Both of the countries own a lot of industries. Which is good for the country since it can produce goods itself. Although the workers in manufacturing sector earn less money individually so they have less money to spend so the GDP decreases. I wasn't able to find a comparison data to this for Slovakia. This Pie chart shows that majority of Dutch people use Bike as a main transport which makes their life more healthier and increases their SOL. They prefer biking over car riding so there is less polluted air which makes the Dutch SOL increase. Public transport is also used quite often instead of cars. Conclusion: If you have a land phone you have automatically a internet connection and most of the time a TV connection. The prices of the Internet connections in Slovakia and Netherlands are approximately the same but the income of individuals is not the same. ...read more.

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