Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 6.7 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 13.2 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 6.4 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 87.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 83.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 73.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 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.
have 17.9% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 34.9% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
see 3.6 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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