Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Israel, you would:
live 2.7 years less
In Israel, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 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 38.7% more likely to be obese
In Israel, 26.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 64.3% more money
Israel has a GDP per capita of $36,400 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 31.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Israel, 22.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 20.8% lower top tax rate
Israel has a top tax rate of 50.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 6.3 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Israel, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 60.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Israel, approximately 3.3 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 29.5% fewer children
In Israel, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 13.8% less on education
Israel spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 73.0 times more coastline
Israel has a total of 273 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, Israel Ministry of Finance Tax Authority.
United States: At a glance
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