Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 5.9 years longer
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 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 10.1 times more likely to be obese
In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 12.5 times more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 11.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 37.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate
Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 89.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 83.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 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.
have 30.6% fewer children
In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 20.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 3.8 times more on education
Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 6.7 times more on healthcare
Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 34.4 times more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 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, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.
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