The following are links to international rankings of the United States





As of 2015, the Maternal Mortality Ratio is 46th out of the countries ranked. (See Maternal mortality in the United States.)

Among wealthy nations, a study on 2016 data found the United States ranked first for child deaths by automobile accident and firearm, with overall child mortality 57% higher in the U.S. than other high-income countries. Though traffic deaths were decreasing, they were 5 times the rate in England and Wales; firearms deaths were increasing from a rate 100 times that in England and Wales.[6]

As of 2017, the United States life expectancy is 79.8 years at birth, ranking 42nd among 224 nations.[7]



Standard of Living


  1. ^ World Economic Forum weforum.org 2014–2015 Global Competitiveness Report
  2. ^ World Economic Forum 2014 Global Enabling Trade Report
  3. ^ The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal 2015 Index of Economic Freedom (XLS)
  4. ^ cato.org 2013 Annual Report (PDF) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Open PISA". openpisa.org. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  6. ^ "Study: Kids More Likely To Die From Cars And Guns In U.S. Than Elsewhere". NPR.org. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  7. ^ "Country Comparison: Life Expectancy at Birth". The World Factbook. CIA.
  8. ^ "2015Global Peace Index" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  9. ^ Transparency International 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index
  10. ^ Reporters Without Borders 2018 Press Freedom Index Archived 2014-02-14 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit 2016 Democracy Index Archived 2017-02-24 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "WJP Rule of Law Index® 2018-2019". data.worldjusticeproject.org. Retrieved 2019-12-19.