Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of South Korea, you would:
live 1.5 years less
In South Korea, the average life expectancy is 83 years (79 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.9 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 12.2% more money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $39,500 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 18.9% more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 18.4% higher top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 36.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
have 45.1% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 36.7% more likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 3.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
see 5.2 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax Service, South Korea, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
How big is United Kingdom compared to South Korea? See an in-depth size comparison.