If you lived in United States instead of Slovakia, you would:

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Expenditures

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

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,147,593 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.
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