United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $49,700.
Category: United States vs. Sweden - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Sweden, the top marginal tax rate is 57.1%.
Category: United States vs. Sweden - Tax Rate
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Sweden, the average life expectancy is 82.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Sweden - Life Expectancy
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Sweden - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Sweden - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.
Category: United States vs. Sweden - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Skatteverket.
Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 450,295 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.Compare Sweden to another country