Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 32.6% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

live 3.9 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 59.0% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

be 29.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

spend 19.2% more on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 60.3% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 28.8% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 54.4% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 70.7% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.

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