Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Poland, you would:
live 1.8 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 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 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 87.0% more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 28.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 5.4% 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
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 44.5% more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 24.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.2 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.
spend 2.6 times more on healthcare
Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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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