Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Serbia, you would:
live 6.4 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 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 3.3 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 72.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 34.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. 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 37.7% more children
In Serbia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 16.7% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 38.9% more on education
Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 93.1% more on healthcare
Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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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