Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Maldives, you would:
live 3.7 years longer
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 4.2 times more likely to be obese
In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 4.6 times more money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $13,000 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 34.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 84.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Maldives, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 64.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 25.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 21.0% fewer children
In Maldives, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 44.4% more likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 22.0% more on education
Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
Maldives spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 30.9 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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