Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Taiwan instead of United States, you would:
be 13.6% less likely to be unemployed
In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Taiwan, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
be 90.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Taiwan, however, that number is 1.5% as of 2012.
make 15.6% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $50,500 as of 2017.
pay a 13.6% higher top tax rate
United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Taiwan, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 20.8% 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 Taiwan, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.
have 35.5% fewer children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Taiwan, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 92.1% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..
Taiwan: At a glance
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