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!
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.