Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Australia, you would:
live 2.5 years less
In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 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 24.8% more likely to be obese
In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 23.6% more money
Australia has a GDP per capita of $48,700 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 24.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Australia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 12.0% lower top tax rate
Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 71.8% more likely to die during infancy
In Australia, approximately 3.0 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.
spend 69.7% more on healthcare
Australia spends 9.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 22.7% less coastline
Australia has a total of 25,760 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, Australian Taxation Office, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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