Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Japan, you would:
live 4.9 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.2 times more likely to be obese
In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.
make 18.4% more money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.
pay a 15.1% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.
be 31.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
have 17.8% more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 40.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 73.7% more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.
spend 37.1% more on education
Japan spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 92.0% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), National Tax Agency Japan.
Germany: At a glance
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