Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Switzerland, you would:
live 7.1 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 64.6% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
pay a 12.5% lower top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 56.5% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.
be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.
be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.
have 41.0% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkey, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.
be 20.8% less likely to have internet access
In Switzerland, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Turkey, about 71.0% do as of 2018.
spend 15.7% less on education
Switzerland spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Turkey: At a glance
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