Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Puerto Rico instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 11.0% more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Puerto Rico, the GDP per capita is $39,400 as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, that number is 10.8% as of 2017.

pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 7.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, 21.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, 6.0 children do as of 2020.

have 10.1% fewer children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% less likely to have internet access


In Czech Republic, approximately 80.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Puerto Rico, about 70.6% do as of 2018.

Puerto Rico: At a glance

Puerto Rico is a territory in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 8,959 sq km. Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood.

How big is Puerto Rico compared to Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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