Your Life in Another Country


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Where you grow up not only determines a lot of your personality (and what you like), but it can determine your overall quality of life too.

There can be drastic differences between someone who grew up in New York vs. Los Angeles … and the difference is even more striking if you grew up in a different country with a different culture. After all, a child in Bangkok will have a drastically different experience than one growing up in Ireland.

Life Comparison Tool

Have you ever imagined what your life would be like if you moved somewhere vastly different from where you are now? Where would you choose to live? What would you spend your time doing? How would life be easier or more difficult?

Comparing things like life expectancy, unemployment rate, average purchasing power, median age and access to the internet can give you a better idea of how other cultures live. So we built this handy tool to let you do just that!

Start by picking your “country of origin” by choosing it from the list below. Next, pick the country you’d like to compare it to and analyze the different statistics.

Feel free to mix and match as you choose—be curious!

  • United States
compared to
  • United Kingdom

You are years olderyounger.

You are % lessmore likely to have AIDS.

Your country would have % lessmore debt.

Your nation would spend % lessmore on education.

You would have % lessmore free time.

You would make % lessmore per year.

You would have % lessmore saved.

Your country would be % lessmore active on the internet.

You would live a % shorterlonger life.

You would be % lessmore likely to be obese.

You would be % lessmore likely to be unemployed.

You would be % lessmore likely to be murdered.



CIA World Factbook, Unemployment |  CIA World Factbook, GDP | CIA World Factbook, Gross National Savings | OCED Data | CIA World Factbook, National Debt | CIA World Factbook, Educational Expenditures | United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime | CIA World Factbook, Obesity | CIA World Factbook, Life Expectancy | CIA World Factbook, Median Age | CIA World Factbook Internet Users | Free Time calculated by percent of OCED Hours Worked Yearly to total hours in a year

Originally published: June 25, 2018. Updated: January 23rd, 2019.

Southern Californian Fires Spread Within Distance of HireAHelper HQ, Updates


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Major news outlets are reporting that beginning Wednesday and continuing into Friday, tens of thousands of acres have burned in the Los Angeles and San Diego, California areas.

The burning is mostly in the form of six major wildfires and a series of smaller fires, all still currently raging with various levels of containment in the Santa ClaritaVentura and Oceanside areas, as well as a fire near Tijuana, Mexico.

Please note: If you are in a mandatory evacuation area, or near one, do not call HireAHelper for moving assistance. Instead, evacuate immediately in accordance with county and state warnings. HireAHelper will be offering discounts to those within all evacuation areas and who may need moving labor only after the fires are contained.

Red flag warnings are currently in effect for many areas in Southern California, including various, major highways.

Current Updates

ABC News reports as of Friday, over 141,000 acres have burned and over 212,000 residents are now evacuated from their homes.

Fires as of Friday, Dec. 8th. ABC News.

HireAHelper headquarters is located in Oceanside, though it is currently not in direct path of any current fires, including the nearby Lilac fire. However, HireAHelper is still issuing a statement, as traveling smoke from these fires remains an issue in the area, and various HireAHelper employees have now been evacuated from their homes.

Important Resources

For the most up to date information on the current San Diego wildfires, please check the Cal Fire Twitter feed, located at

Additional information is available at the official California fire website.

The California wildfire app is also available to download here.

If you are a moving labor provider in our network and are affected by these fires, please call us 1-877-651-8852 and ask to speak to a supervisor.

UPDATE (12/11/17): 

Fires south-east of Ventura County are majority contained, with the Lilac Fire nearest our headquarters now 75% contained. Fires in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties are nearing 100% containment, but are presently still being fought.

However, the Thomas Fire in Ventura County has now spread into Santa Barbara County, and remains at only 10% containment, burning 230,000 acres, destroying 790 structures and damaging another 191, reports CNN.

We ask that if you are in an evacuation area that you continue to await your respective fire’s containment before considering moving labor services. Again, all evacuation area zip codes will be eligible for discounts at the appropriate time.


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