Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Luxembourg, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 37.6% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 75.8% more money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $105,100 as of 2017.

be 31.8% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Luxembourg, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

pay a 10.1% higher top tax rate


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 73.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Luxembourg, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.7% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.2% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Luxembourg, about 97.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 22.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Luxembourg spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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


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

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