Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.6% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

be 11.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

make 16.1% less money


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

be 31.8% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 40.9% more on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 57.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 31.0% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 16.0% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.3% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.8% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

spend 52.0% more on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 63.3% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Learn more about Denmark

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

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


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