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Country vs country: South Africa and United States compared: Lifestyle stats

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  • Amateur radio operators: International Amateur Radio Union (2000). "Status Summary of Radio Amateurs & Amateur Stations of the World 2000".
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Carbohydrates: Grams of carbohydrates in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website in each country.
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Dietary fiber: Grams of dietary fiber in a McDonald' Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Energy: Amount of kilocalories in a McDonald's Big Mac in each county. Results are from the McDonald's website for each county.
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Fat:

    Grams of fat in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.

  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Protein: Grams of protein in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Salt equivalent:

    Milligrams of salt in a McDonald's Big Mac in each county.  Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.   

  • Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Subway resturants: Number of Subway resturants by country
  • Food and drink > Subway resturants per million: Number of Subway resturants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Life satisfaction: Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied" (item code O-SLW/c/sq/n/10/a). Scores of ten nations are based on responses to a somewhat different question: "Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?" The response was rated on a ladder scale ranging from 0 to 10 (item code O-BW/c/sq/l/11/c). We transformed the scores using the information of nations in which both this item and the above question on life-satisfaction had been used in about the same years.
  • Life satisfaction inequality: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".
  • Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
  • Roller coasters: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions.
  • Roller coasters per million: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing: Value added in manufacturing is the sum of gross output less the value of intermediate inputs used in production for industries classified in ISIC major division 3. Food, beverages, and tobacco comprise ISIC division 31.
  • Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).
  • Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Amateur radio operators 6,000
Ranked 18th.
679,864
Ranked 2nd. 113 times more than South Africa
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Carbohydrates 39 g
Ranked 35th.
46 g
Ranked 1st. 18% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Dietary fiber 3.2 g
Ranked 6th. 7% more than United States
3 g
Ranked 26th.
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Energy 496 kcal
Ranked 24th.
550 kcal
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Fat 26.4 g
Ranked 5th.
29 g
Ranked 3rd. 10% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Protein 24.3
Ranked 36th.
25
Ranked 35th. 3% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Salt equivalent 2,433 mg
Ranked 4th. About the same as United States
2,426 mg
Ranked 5th.
Food and drink > Exports 10.16
Ranked 74th.
10.24
Ranked 72nd. 1% more than South Africa

Food and drink > Subway resturants 6
Ranked 51st.
19,467
Ranked 1st. 3245 times more than South Africa
Food and drink > Subway resturants per million 0.126
Ranked 66th.
65.24
Ranked 4th. 519 times more than South Africa
Life satisfaction 5.6
Ranked 44th.
7.4
Ranked 13th. 32% more than South Africa
Life satisfaction inequality 3.1
Ranked 4th. 48% more than United States
2.1
Ranked 73th.
Quality of life index 110.48
Ranked 31st.
191.27
Ranked 2nd. 73% more than South Africa
Roller coasters 9
Ranked 29th.
624
Ranked 1st. 69 times more than South Africa
Roller coasters per million 0.189
Ranked 51st.
2.09
Ranked 10th. 11 times more than South Africa
Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 15.56%
Ranked 48th. 29% more than United States
12.09%
Ranked 61st.

Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports 8.54%
Ranked 64th. 25% more than United States
6.85%
Ranked 72nd.

Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports 6.52%
Ranked 104th. 20% more than United States
5.45%
Ranked 110th.

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Amateur radio operator; Wikipedia>Big Mac; Wikipedia> Big Mac; Wikipedia>Big Mac ; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; Subway, 2006.; Subway, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/1  Average happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole; quality of life; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006.; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Development Indicators database

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