Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Mongolia, you would:
live 9.2 years longer
In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 76 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 75.7% more likely to be obese
In Mongolia, 20.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 5.2 times more money
Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 51.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 46.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mongolia, 28.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 4.0 times higher top tax rate
Mongolia 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 57.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 74.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Mongolia, approximately 20.2 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 22.5% fewer children
In Mongolia, there are approximately 15.8 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 Mongolia, approximately 63.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
be 14.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Mongolia, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 4.4 times more on healthcare
Mongolia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, General Department of National Taxation.
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