Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Serbia, you would:
live 4.0 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 68.4% more likely to be obese
In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 4.0 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,100 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 68.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 69.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 8.9% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 2.6 times higher top tax rate
Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 40.9% more children
In Serbia, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 58.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 19.0% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 73.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 25.0% more on education
Serbia spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.
United States: At a glance
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