Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Romania, you would:
live 4.3 years longer
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 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 60.9% more likely to be obese
In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,600 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 Romania, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 32.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate
Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 39.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Romania, approximately 8.7 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.
have 45.9% more children
In Romania, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 23.5% more likely to have internet access
In Romania, approximately 70.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 61.3% more on education
Romania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 88.6 times more coastline
Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Internal Revenue Service, The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).
United States: At a glance
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