Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Andorra instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 2.9 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Andorra, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 29.3% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Andorra, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

be 15.9% less likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Andorra, that number is 3.7%.

make 16.1% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Andorra, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

Life

be 37.9% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Andorra, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 40.0% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Andorra, there are 7.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.5% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Andorra, about 97.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Andorra spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 52.6% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Andorra, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Learn more about Andorra

Andorra is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 468 sq km. The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately ten million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the EU and uses the euro as its national currency.

How big is Andorra compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.