Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Qatar instead of United States, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Qatar, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.1 times more money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Qatar, the GDP per capita is $124,100 as of 2017.
be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Qatar, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.
be 52.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Qatar, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
have 25.0% fewer children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Qatar, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 14.2% more likely to have internet access
In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Qatar, about 99.7% do as of 2018.
spend 42.0% less on education
United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Qatar spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 97.2% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Qatar, that number is 563 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Qatar: At a glance
How big is Qatar compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.