Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 5.1 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 17.2 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 7.3 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 25.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 13.1% higher top tax rate
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 55.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 64.9% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 21.7% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 30.0% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 22.0% more on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 3.2 times more on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.8 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
United States: At a glance
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