Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Maldives, you would:
live 3.9 years longer
In Maldives, 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 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 3.1 times more money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 51.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
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 73.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 19.8 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 22.5% fewer children
In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 38.1% more likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 22.0% more on education
Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
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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