Have you ever wondered what your life might be like if you lived in a different country?
If It Were My Home let’s you imagine just that by comparing the quality of life in the United States to other countries in the world. By clicking on a country you can see how likely you are to experience certain circumstances.
For example, if you lived in Chile you would have 11% less free time, make 64% less money and die 1 year sooner. On a positive note, you would spend 87% less on healthcare, consume 68% less oil and be 18% less likely to be murdered.
The statistic for the likelihood to be in prison is pretty startling. When comparing the United States to other countries in the world, the United States is more likely than not to have a higher chance of being of in prison. Many people expect life in the United States to be much better than anywhere else in the world. While the United States overall has a high quality of life, you may notice some surprises by exploring the other countries on this website. Perhaps, you will want to make another country your home.
- Give students time to explore several countries on the website. They will make some important discoveries while focusing on the countries they are most interested in learning about.
- Have students research some of the statistics on the website. For example, you could have students investigate why Chileans spend less money on healthcare or consume less oil.
- See if students discover any patterns. Certain regions of the world may have similar statistics.
- Ask students to choose another country to live in and have them defend their choice by using statistics from the website.