Belgium is considered a developed nation. A nation's stage of development is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality and quality of life. As a developed nation, Belgium is able to offer its citizens social services such as public education, health care and law enforcement. Citizens of developed countries enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing countries. Belgium exports about US$295.3 billion and imports about US$310.2 billion each year. 6.6% of the country's population is unemployed. The total number of unemployed in Belgium is 758,902. In Belgium, 15.1% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Belgium is quite high, but not a cause for great concern in terms of investments. Potential lenders should look at other economic indicators, including GDP, the rate of urbanization and the strength of the currency, before making investment decisions. Government spending on education is 6% of GDP. The country's Gini index is 25.9. Belgium experiences a high level of equality. The income differences between citizens are only slightly significant. Belgium has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.881. Belgium has a very high HDI value. This suggests that almost all citizens are able to live a desirable life because of social and economic support; Citizens with a low standard of living receive help and support and have the opportunity to rise in society. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Belgium is 1.365. Due to the strong presence of the law enforcement authorities and the high level of social responsibility, Belgium is very safe in international comparison. The index for the strength of legal rights for Belgium is 4. Overall, it is considered rather insufficient – bankruptcy and collateral laws can protect the rights of borrowers and lenders to a certain extent; Credit information may be sufficient but scarcely available, or conversely, available but not sufficient.
The currency of Belgium is the euro. There are several plural forms of the name "euro". These are euros, euros. The symbol used for this currency is €, abbreviated to EUR. The euro is divided into cents; 1 euro is 100.
The depth index of credit information for Belgium is 5, which means that the information is usually sufficient and easily accessible, although occasionally some necessary details may be missing. According to the credit rating agency S&P, Belgium has a credit rating of AA and the prospects for this rating are negative. According to the rating agency Fitch, Belgium has a credit rating of AA and the prospects for this rating are stable. According to the rating agency Moody's, Belgium has a credit rating of Aa3 and the prospects for this rating are negative.
The key interest rate for Belgian commercial banks is 3.5. In Belgium, the institution that manages the state's currency, money supply and interest rates is called the National Bank of Belgium. Locally, the Belgian central bank is called Nationale Bank van België, Banque national de Belgique, Belgian National Bank. The average interest rate on deposits offered by local banks in Belgium is 1.65%.
Belgium has a public debt equivalent to 23% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) as estimated in 2012.
Corporate tax in Belgium is 33.99%. Personal income tax ranges from 0% to 64% depending on your specific situation and income level. VAT in Belgium is 21%.
The total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) valued as Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in Belgium is US$483331 billion. The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Belgium, calculated as purchasing power parity (PPP), was last at 42 million dollars. PPP in Belgium is considered below average compared to other countries. Below-average PPPs indicate that citizens in this country find it difficult to buy local goods. Local goods can include food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, personal hygiene, essential furnishings, transportation and communications, laundry, and various types of insurance. Countries with below-average purchasing power parities are dangerous locations for investments. The total gross domestic product (GDP) in Belgium is 524.806 billion. Based on this statistic, Belgium is considered as a large economy. Countries with large economies below