Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Switzerland, you would:
live 2.6 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 85.6% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 12.0% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $68,400 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 68.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
have 18.5% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 44.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 48.7% more on healthcare
Switzerland spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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