Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Slovenia, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 44.2% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Slovenia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 42.3% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,500 as of 2017.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6% as of 2017.

pay a 26.3% higher top tax rate


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 63.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Slovenia, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 67.9% 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 Slovenia, on the other hand, 1.7 children do as of 2020.

have 29.8% fewer children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Slovenia, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


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

Slovenia: At a glance

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.

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