Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 6.4 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
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 5.1 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
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 74.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 31.2% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 35.7% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 26.8% more on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 92.5% more on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
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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