Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Poland, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 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 56.7% more likely to be obese
In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.0 times more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,600 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 10.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 14.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 23.8% higher top tax rate
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 39.3% more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 9.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 23.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.3 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.
be 12.5% more likely to have internet access
In Poland, approximately 77.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
see 45.3 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
United States: At a glance
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