Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Fiji, you would:
live 6.6 years longer
In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 19.9% more likely to be obese
In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 6.1 times more money
Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 51.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 98.0% higher top tax rate
Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 44.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Fiji, approximately 34.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 39.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Fiji, approximately 8.8 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 28.7% fewer children
In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 74.6% more likely to have internet access
In Fiji, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 28.2% more on education
Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 17.6 times more coastline
Fiji has a total of 1,129 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, Internal Revenue Service, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.
United States: At a glance
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