Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Philippines, you would:
live 10.5 years longer
In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 5.7 times more likely to be obese
In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 7.5 times more money
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 23.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Philippines, 5.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 23.8% higher top tax rate
Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 84.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 76.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Philippines, approximately 22.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 44.9% fewer children
In Philippines, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 82.0% more likely to have internet access
In Philippines, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 56.2% more on education
Philippines spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 4.1 times more on healthcare
Philippines spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 45.1% less coastline
Philippines has a total of 36,289 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, Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Internal Revenue.
United States: At a glance
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