Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Australia instead of South Korea, you would:
be 6.2 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.
make 15.1% more money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $42,300 as of 2020, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $48,700 as of 2020.
be 37.2% more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Australia, that number is 5.2% as of 2019.
pay a 18.4% higher top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Australia, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 45.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.
have 77.7% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Australia, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 13.3% more on education
South Korea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Australia spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 20.7% more on healthcare
South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Australia, that number is 9.9% of GDP as of 2019.
see 10.7 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, National Tax Service, South Korea.
Australia: At a glance
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