Quality of life comparison
If you lived in South Korea instead of United Kingdom, you would:
live 1.5 years longer
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In South Korea, that number is 83 years (79 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
be 83.1% less likely to be obese
In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In South Korea, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2016.
be 15.9% less likely to be unemployed
In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In South Korea, that number is 3.7% as of 2017.
pay a 15.6% lower top tax rate
United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In South Korea, the top tax rate is 38.0% as of 2016.
make 10.8% less money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in South Korea, the GDP per capita is $39,500 as of 2017.
be 26.8% less likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In South Korea, on the other hand, 3.0 children do as of 2020.
be 57.1% more likely to die during childbirth
In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In South Korea, 11.0 women do as of 2017.
have 31.1% fewer children
In United Kingdom, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In South Korea, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 80.6% less coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In South Korea, that number is 2,413 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax Service, South Korea, HM Revenue & Customs.
South Korea: At a glance
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