Average IQ in Belgium
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Population size: Approximately 11.5 million.
Life expectancy: Around 81.5 years.
Birth rate: About 9.6 births per 1,000 population.
Average age of the population: Roughly 41.7 years.
Percentage of the urban population: Approximately 98%.
Average salary: The average monthly gross salary in Belgium was about €3,700.
Unemployment rate: Around 5.4%.
Inflation rate: Close to 2%.
Level of investment in science and technology as a percentage of GDP: Data not readily available, but Belgium has historically been around the 2% mark.
Educational and cultural indicators
Percentage distribution of education levels: Belgium has a high educational attainment with the majority of the adult population having completed at least upper secondary education. About 35% of the 25-64 age group have a tertiary education degree.
Average expenditure on education: Approximately 6.5% of GDP.
Duration of education: Compulsory education from 6 to 18 years.
Percentage of the population with internet access: Around 89%.
Percentage of literate population: Literacy is nearly universal, close to 99%.
Percentage of the population with higher education: About 35% of the adult population (25-64 age group).
Proportion of the population engaged in research and development activities: Data not readily available, but Belgium has a significant portion of its workforce engaged in R&D, especially given its strong pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.