Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Macedonia, you would:
live 4.0 years longer
In Macedonia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 61.6% more likely to be obese
In Macedonia, 22.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 4.0 times more money
Macedonia has a GDP per capita of $14,900 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 80.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Macedonia, 22.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 29.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Macedonia, 21.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 4.0 times higher top tax rate
Macedonia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 28.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Macedonia, approximately 7.4 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 15.9% more children
In Macedonia, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Macedonia, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.2% more likely to have internet access
In Macedonia, approximately 79.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Public Revenue Office.
United States: At a glance
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