Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Albania, you would:
live 1.1 years longer
In Albania, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 66.8% more likely to be obese
In Albania, 21.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 4.5 times more money
Albania has a GDP per capita of $13,300 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Albania, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 72.2% higher top tax rate
Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 52.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Albania, approximately 10.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
be 26.7% more likely to die during childbirth
In Albania, approximately 15.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 26.4% more likely to have internet access
In Albania, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.2% more on education
Albania spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 3.2 times more on healthcare
Albania spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2018. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 55.0 times more coastline
Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Albanian Taxation Office.
United States: At a glance
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