Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Norway, you would:
live 1.8 years less
In Norway, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 56.7% more likely to be obese
In Norway, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 17.1% less money
Norway has a GDP per capita of $72,100 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 9.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Norway, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Norway, approximately 2.5 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.
spend 37.5% less on education
Norway spends 8.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 20.8% less coastline
Norway has a total of 25,148 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
How big is United States compared to Norway? See an in-depth size comparison.