Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Switzerland instead of Algeria, you would:
live 5.3 years longer
In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Switzerland, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
be 28.8% less likely to be obese
In Algeria, 27.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Switzerland, that number is 19.5% of people as of 2016.
make 4.1 times more money
Algeria has a GDP per capita of $15,200 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017.
be 72.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Switzerland, that number is 3.2% as of 2017.
be 71.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Algeria, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Switzerland, however, that number is 6.6% as of 2014.
pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate
Algeria has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Switzerland, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Algeria, approximately 112.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Switzerland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 80.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Algeria, approximately 17.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 47.5% fewer children
In Algeria, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Switzerland, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 50.5% more likely to have internet access
In Algeria, approximately 59.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Switzerland, about 89.7% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Direction Générale des Impôts, Algeria.
Switzerland: At a glance
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