Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Pakistan, you would:
live 11.1 years longer
In Pakistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 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 Pakistan, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 11.1 times more money
Pakistan has a GDP per capita of $5,400 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 26.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Pakistan, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 98.0% higher top tax rate
Pakistan has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 86.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Pakistan, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 89.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Pakistan, approximately 52.3 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 54.7% fewer children
In Pakistan, there are approximately 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 35.1% more likely to have access to electricity
In Pakistan, approximately 74% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 5.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Pakistan, approximately 15.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 72.4% more on education
Pakistan spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 19.0 times more coastline
Pakistan has a total of 1,046 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, Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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