Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Japan, you would:
live 10.3 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 7.5 times more likely to be obese
In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
pay a 37.4% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 37.1% less money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.
be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.
be 36.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.
have 2.0 times more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkey, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 8.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.
be 16.0% less likely to have internet access
In Japan, approximately 84.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Turkey, about 71.0% do as of 2018.
spend 22.9% more on education
Japan spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 75.8% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, National Tax Agency Japan.
Turkey: At a glance
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