Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Eritrea, you would:
live 13.7 years longer
In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 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 7.2 times more likely to be obese
In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 37.6 times more money
Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 32.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 69.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 96.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 87.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Eritrea, approximately 41.5 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 54.6% fewer children
In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Eritrea, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 91.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Eritrea, approximately 1.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
be 72.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In United States, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 3.7 times more on healthcare
Eritrea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.9 times more coastline
Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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.
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