Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in United States instead of Poland, you would:

make 2.1 times more money


Poland ($27,700 per capita)
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United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Poland has a GDP per capita of $27,700, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $57,300.
Category: Poland vs. United States - GDP Per Capita

pay 23.8% more in taxes


Poland (32% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In Poland, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 32%. In United States, the top marginal tax rate is 39.6%.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Tax Rate

live 2.2 years longer


Poland (77.6 years)
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United States (79.8 years)
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In Poland, the life expectancy is (on average) 77.6 years. In United States, the average life expectancy is 79.8 years.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Life Expectancy

consume 3.3 times more electricity


Poland (3,686 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Poland consumes around 3,686 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In United States, that number is 12,077 kWh per capita.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Electricity Consumption

have 30.2% more children


Poland (9.6 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In Poland, there are approximately 9.6 babies per 1,000 people. In United States, that number is 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Birth Rate

be 12.7% less likely to live below the poverty line


Poland (17.3% of people - 2012 est.)
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United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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In Poland, approximately 17.3% of people live below the poverty line. In United States, that number is 15.1% of people.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Poverty Line

be 28.9% more likely to die in your infancy


Poland (4.5 per 1,000 infants)
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United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In Poland, approximately 4.5 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In United States, on the other hand, 5.8 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Infant Mortality

be 51% less likely to be unemployed


Poland (9.6% of people - 2016 est.)
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United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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In Poland, approximately 9.6% of people are unemployed. In United States, that number is 4.7% of people.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Unemployment

see 45.3 times more coastline


Poland (440 km)
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United States (19,924 km)
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Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
Category: Poland vs. United States - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, and Internal Revenue Service.


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A brief history of United States

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,833,517 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

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