Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Slovakia, you would:
live 2.5 years longer
In Slovakia, 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 76.6% more likely to be obese
In Slovakia, 20.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 80.7% more money
Slovakia has a GDP per capita of $33,100 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 45.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Slovakia, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 22.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Slovakia, 12.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 58.4% higher top tax rate
Slovakia has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 33.3% more children
In Slovakia, there are approximately 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Slovakia, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 28.2% more on education
Slovakia spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. 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, Tax Directorate, Slovakia.
United States: At a glance
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