Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Czech Republic, you would:
live 0.9 years longer
In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 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 39.2% more likely to be obese
In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 57.2% more money
Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $38,300 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 38.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Czech Republic, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 49.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Czech Republic, 10.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate
Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 43.0% more children
In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 6.3 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 United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Czech Republic, approximately 2.4 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.
spend 16.3% more on education
Czech Republic spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 2.2 times more on healthcare
Czech Republic spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.
United States: At a glance
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