Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 81.8% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 15.6 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

spend 62.1% less on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 92.3% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 22.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 8.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In United States, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 63.3% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In United States, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 56.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.9% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.7% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Learn more about Sudan

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.