Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Iran, you would:
live 5.3 years longer
In Iran, the average life expectancy is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 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 40.3% more likely to be obese
In Iran, 25.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 4.9 times more money
Iran has a GDP per capita of $12,400 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 67.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Iran, 11.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 19.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Iran, 18.7% live below the poverty line as of 2007. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 65.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Iran, approximately 14.8 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.
be 18.8% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iran, approximately 16.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
have 19.6% fewer children
In Iran, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 35.1% more on education
Iran spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 2.5 times more on healthcare
Iran spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.2 times more coastline
Iran has a total of 2,440 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.
United States: At a glance
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