Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 44.2% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Slovenia, that number is 20.2% of people.

live 1.7 years less


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

Economy

make 42.2% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,400.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

spend 26.3% more on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0%.

Life

be 35.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

be 32.8% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

have 34.4% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 46.2% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Slovenia, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Learn more about Slovenia

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

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


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