Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Iraq, you would:
live 7.4 years longer
In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 19.1% more likely to be obese
In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 6.5 times more money
Iraq has a GDP per capita of $9,300 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 75.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 34.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 2.6 times higher top tax rate
Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 75.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 73.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Iraq, approximately 19.6 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.
have 50.3% fewer children
In Iraq, there are approximately 24.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 51.7% more likely to have internet access
In Iraq, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 3.7 times more on healthcare
Iraq spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 343.5 times more coastline
Iraq has a total of 58 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, Ministry of Finance, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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