Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Macau instead of United States, you would:
live 4.4 years longer
In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2022.
be 48.6% less likely to be unemployed
In United States, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Macau, that number is 2.0% as of 2017.
pay a 69.7% lower top tax rate
United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0% as of 2016.
be 11.2% less likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Macau, on the other hand, 4.6 children do as of 2022.
have 25.8% fewer children
In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Macau, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 38.0% less on education
United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Macau spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
see 99.8% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Secretariat for Economy and Finance, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
Macau: At a glance
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