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Country vs country: Taiwan 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 > 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 > Subway resturants: Number of Subway resturants by country
  • 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.
STAT Taiwan United States
Amateur radio operators 68,692
Ranked 6th.
679,864
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Taiwan
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Carbohydrates 45 g
Ranked 6th.
46 g
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Taiwan
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Energy 530 kcal
Ranked 4th.
550 kcal
Ranked 2nd. 4% more than Taiwan
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Fat 26 g
Ranked 21st.
29 g
Ranked 3rd. 12% more than Taiwan
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Protein 27
Ranked 19th. 8% more than United States
25
Ranked 35th.
Food and drink > Subway resturants 47
Ranked 12th.
19,467
Ranked 1st. 414 times more than Taiwan
Life satisfaction 6.6
Ranked 31st.
7.4
Ranked 13th. 12% more than Taiwan
Life satisfaction inequality 2.3
Ranked 61st. 10% more than United States
2.1
Ranked 73th.
Quality of life index 110.66
Ranked 30th.
191.27
Ranked 2nd. 73% more than Taiwan
Roller coasters 13
Ranked 24th.
624
Ranked 1st. 48 times more than Taiwan

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Amateur radio operator; Wikipedia>Big Mac; Wikipedia>Big Mac ; Wikipedia> Big Mac; Subway, 2006.; 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.

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