Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Turkey, you would:
live 4.6 years longer
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 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 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 2.2 times more money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 59.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 31.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
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 66.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 15.8 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 16.2% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 22.8% more likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 16.3% more on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
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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