Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Cambodia, you would:
live 14.4 years longer
In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 9.3 times more likely to be obese
In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 14.9 times more money
Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 14.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 98.0% higher top tax rate
Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 88.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 87.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 41.8% fewer children
In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Cambodia, approximately 50% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
be 23.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Cambodia, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In United States, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 2.6 times more on education
Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 45.0 times more coastline
Cambodia has a total of 443 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, General Department of Taxation.
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