Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Panama, you would:
live 1.1 years longer
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 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 59.5% more likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 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 Panama, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 34.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 58.4% higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 63.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 41.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 9.1 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 27.5% fewer children
In Panama, there are approximately 17.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 50.8% more likely to have internet access
In Panama, approximately 57.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 56.2% more on education
Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 8.0 times more coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Internal Revenue Service, The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.
United States: At a glance
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