Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Switzerland, you would:
live 1.7 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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 42.6% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 28.7% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 37.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
have 13.3% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 40.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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