Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Turkey, you would:
live 4.4 years longer
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 12.8% more likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $28,400 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 71.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 13.1% higher top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 73.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 19.4 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.
have 14.0% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 16.7% more likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 16.3% more on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 3.9 times more on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.8 times more coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 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, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
United States: At a glance
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