Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Djibouti, you would:
live 15.6 years longer
In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 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 2.7 times more likely to be obese
In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 16.6 times more money
Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 89.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 34.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Djibouti, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 92.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Djibouti, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 87.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Djibouti, approximately 41.6 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 45.4% fewer children
In Djibouti, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 93.1% more likely to have access to electricity
In Djibouti, approximately 52% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 56.7% more likely to have internet access
In Djibouti, approximately 55.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 11.1% more on education
Djibouti spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2010. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 63.5 times more coastline
Djibouti has a total of 314 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.
United States: At a glance
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