Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Timor-Leste, you would:
live 11.0 years longer
In Timor-Leste, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 9.5 times more likely to be obese
In Timor-Leste, 3.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 10.0 times more money
Timor-Leste has a GDP per capita of $6,000 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 63.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Timor-Leste, 41.8% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 86.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Timor-Leste, approximately 142.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 83.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Timor-Leste, approximately 31.7 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.
have 61.3% fewer children
In Timor-Leste, there are approximately 32.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 57.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Timor-Leste, approximately 63% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Timor-Leste, approximately 27.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
be 22.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Timor-Leste, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In United States, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 31.6% more on education
Timor-Leste spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 28.2 times more coastline
Timor-Leste has a total of 706 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.
United States: At a glance
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