Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of United Kingdom, you would:
be 30.2% more likely to be obese
In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 35.0% more money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 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
United Kingdom 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 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 29.3% more likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 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.
see 60.3% more coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 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, HM Revenue & Customs.
United States: At a glance
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