Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of United States, you would:
be 23.2% less likely to be obese
In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 25.9% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 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 United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
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 United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.6% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
spend 10.0% more on education
United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 37.6% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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