Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Latvia, you would:
live 4.9 years longer
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 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 53.4% more likely to be obese
In Latvia, 23.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.2 times more money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 49.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 40.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 72.2% higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 34.8% more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 40.0 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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