Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Jordan, you would:
live 4.8 years longer
In Jordan, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 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.
make 6.5 times more money
Jordan has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 76.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Jordan, 18.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 98.0% higher top tax rate
Jordan has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 58.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Jordan, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 58.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Jordan, approximately 12.8 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 46.1% fewer children
In Jordan, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 30.7% more likely to have internet access
In Jordan, approximately 66.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 38.9% more on education
Jordan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 766.3 times more coastline
Jordan has a total of 26 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Jordan Tax Service, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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