2018-03-01: Relationship between inequality and ethnic-cultural diversity
Does cultural and ethnic diversity contribute to increasing prosperity or is it more of a barrier to development? Does it even divide society and contribute to inequality? This question is controversially discussed, but is more ideologically motivated than comprehensible. The contexts can be compared in the compilation on this page.
2018-01-26: Comparison between inequality and crime
There are numerous studies that establish a clear and quantifiable link between material inequality and crime. Societies with a high degree of inequality would be worse off in terms of security. The statistics do not confirm these investigations.
2018-01-01: Inequality in the world
A report by the well-known French economist Thomas Piketty recently caused a stir. In Paris, researchers around Piketty presented a report on inequality in today's world. This page provides an overview of statistics on poverty and inequality. Various UN and World Bank statistics are taken into account here. However, Thomas Piketty's data is not included. This is partly due to the fact that data are very thin and meaningful values are only available for a few countries. On the other hand, there is increasing criticism of the selection and processing of data. Since it cannot be ruled out that the Piketty report was "embellished" by this, the data is not included.
2017-12-01: Price level in the world
The page www.numbeo.com
collects prizes from all over the world for certain goods. Users can manually enter prices that are currently valid in their country or city. If there is enough data, the averages will be published. This map provides an overview of the current price situation for selected products at the end of 2017. Unfortunately many countries, especially in Africa, do not have reliable data.
The values in the price index section are cumulative indices that are intended to reflect the price level of a country (for exact calculation see Numbeo
). The "Rank Numbeo Price Index") means: The country ranked No. 1 (Bermuda) has the highest prices in the world.
2017-11-19: German Language and Population
The page "German Language and Population" provides an overview of native German speakers and people of German origin combined with migration to and from Germany. Data on migration comes from the World Bank's extensive databases.
The data for German speakers and German citizens are taken from the respective Wikipedia articles (Germans
, German Language
). Since both articles access different data sources, the data for some countries are partly estimated. Basically: The more "rounded" the numbers, the more unclear the data situation!
2017-11-01: Outbreaks Of Diseases 2015-2017
The World Health Organization's website
provides information on all outbreaks of diseases reported to it. In response to the recent outbreak of the plague in Madagascar, I draw up a map of infectious diseases
that were reported to the World Health Organisation between 2015 and today. These include the MERS cases in East Asia from 2015 and the Zika virus epidemic in South America, but also recent outbreaks of cholera and typhoid, as well as the last Ebola case that occurred in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
2017-10-21: German Election 2017
The post-election consideration of the voter motives in Germany's Bundestags election filled some headlines in the media. I have now combined all officially available data on the election results and the constituency structure data in an interactive portal.
2017-10-11: Country Comparison Restructured
Country comparison has been restructured and updated with the latest data (UN, CIA World Factbook and World Bank). At the moment there are maps of 150 topics from business, health, education and much more. A new feature, a statistical comparison tool, has also been added.