Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Panama, you would:
be 90.7% less likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
live 2.1 years less
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Vietnam, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 49.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Vietnam, that number is 3.1% as of 2018.
be 69.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 22.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Vietnam, however, that number is 6.7% as of 2018.
make 67.7% less money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2020, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2020.
pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 17.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 16.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 14.8 children do as of 2022.
have 12.8% fewer children
In Panama, there are approximately 18.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Vietnam, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 30.3% less on healthcare
Panama spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 5.3% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 32.3% more on education
Panama spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Vietnam spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
see 38.3% more coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
Vietnam: At a glance
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