Use State of the USA's interactive tools to see for yourself where the U.S. stands internationally in health, the economy and education.
Health and Health Care
The U.S. had the highest total expenditure on health of any of the developed countries in 2007, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Health expenditure made up 16 percent of the entire gross domestic product and had a per capita cost of $7,290. Public expenditure on health care made up 45.4 percent of total expenditure on health -- just above Mexico at 45.2 percent in 2007.
Gross Domestic ProductUse the interactive chart below to compare the gross domestic product of the U.S. with output of other OECD countries:
See the OECD data source (PDF).
Math and Science Education
U.S. eight-graders are behind Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Hungary, England, and Russia in math achievement according to the latest Trends in International Math and Science Study.
Eighth-graders in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, England, South Korea, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Russia and Hong Kong are ahead of their U.S. counterparts in science achievement, according to the most recent TIMSS.
What Do You Think?
Data visualization of GDP by Anthony Calabrese, a State of the USA Web producer.