Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 7.9 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 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 70.8% more likely to be obese
In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 7.3 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 74.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 91.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 5.7 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 75.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 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 46.8% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 34.3% more likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 78.6% more on education
Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 49.8 times more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.
United States: At a glance
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