Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Ethiopia, you would:
live 13.6 years longer
In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 6.2 times more likely to be obese
In Ethiopia, 4.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 20.1 times more money
Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 74.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 49.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ethiopia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Ethiopia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ethiopia, approximately 401.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 88.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Ethiopia, approximately 35.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 62.3% fewer children
In Ethiopia, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Ethiopia, approximately 43% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 5.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Ethiopia, approximately 18.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
be 45.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Ethiopia, approximately 69% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas) as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 17.0% more on education
Ethiopia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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