Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Germany, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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 62.3% more likely to be obese
In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 18.3% more money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,900 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 21.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 16.6% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 35.2% more children
In Germany, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 62.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.2 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 43.6% more on healthcare
Germany spends 11.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.3 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 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, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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