Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 27.3% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people.

live 5.0 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

spend 62.1% less on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 45.7% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 59.1% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

be 47.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

be 28.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 34.5% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 20.8% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Lithuania, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 10.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 61.4% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Learn more about Lithuania

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania 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, State Tax Inspectorate, Internal Revenue Service.