Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Netherlands, you would:
live 1.6 years less
In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 77.5% more likely to be obese
In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 11.1% more money
Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $54,200 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
pay a 23.8% lower top tax rate
Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 14.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Netherlands, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 11.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Netherlands, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
have 11.7% more children
In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 52.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Netherlands, approximately 3.4 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.
spend 66.3% more on healthcare
Netherlands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 44.2 times more coastline
Netherlands has a total of 451 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, Internal Revenue Service, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.
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