Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Taiwan instead of United States, you would:
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 59.3% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $24,502 as of 2018.
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 23.2% less likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Taiwan, on the other hand, 4.0 children do as of 2022.
have 39.8% fewer children
In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Taiwan, there are 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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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