Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in United States instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

pay 100% more in taxes


Saudi Arabia (0% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In Saudi Arabia, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 0%. In United States, the top marginal tax rate is 39.6%.
Category: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Tax Rate

live 4.5 years longer


Saudi Arabia (75.3 years)
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United States (79.8 years)
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In Saudi Arabia, the life expectancy is (on average) 75.3 years. In United States, the average life expectancy is 79.8 years.
Category: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Life Expectancy

consume 25% more electricty


Saudi Arabia (9,658 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Saudi Arabia consumes around 9,658 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In United States, that number is 12,077 kWh per capita.
Category: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Electricity Consumption

have 32.1% fewer children


Saudi Arabia (18.4 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 Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.4 babies per 1,000 people. In United States, that number is 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Birth Rate

be 57.4% less likely to die in your infancy


Saudi Arabia (13.6 per 1,000 infants)
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United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.6 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: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Infant Mortality

be 58% less likely to be unemployed


Saudi Arabia (11.2% of people - 2016 est.)
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United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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In Saudi Arabia, approximately 11.2% of people are unemployed. In United States, that number is 4.7% of people.
Category: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Unemployment

see 7.5 times more coastline


Saudi Arabia (2,640 km)
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United States (19,924 km)
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Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
Category: Saudi Arabia vs. United States - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using Department of Zakat and Income Tax, Internal Revenue Service, and The World Factbook.


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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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