If you lived in United States instead of Taiwan, you would:

Economy

make 18.4% more money

Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $50,500 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.

pay a 12.0% lower top tax rate

Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.

be 15.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Taiwan, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.

be 10.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.

Life

have 55.0% more children

In Taiwan, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 26.2% more likely to die during infancy

In Taiwan, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 12.7 times more coastline

Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..

United States: At a glance

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,147,593 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.
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