Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Philippines, you would:
live 11.1 years longer
In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.3 times more likely to be obese
In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 5.3 times more money
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 22.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 30.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 40.6% higher top tax rate
Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 94.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 79.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Philippines, approximately 20.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 48.0% fewer children
In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Philippines, approximately 88% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 58.0% more likely to have internet access
In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
spend 2.0 times more on education
Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 65.7% less coastline
Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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