The World Cup is well under way with quite a few teams having already qualified for the next round. But if you’re curious about how the countries participating in this years’ World Cup stack up in other areas, here’s a great interactive chart comparing all 32 countries across a range of measures: The World Cup of Everything Else.
You’ll have the peruse the chart yourself to see all the data, but here are some of the results I found most interesting.
- The US pops up in quite a few places, of course, but some of the more ignominious include highest obesity rate, most McDonalds per capita (as well as the most Starbucks per capita), and most CO2 emissions.
- Some of the other expected results included France having the most total tourists, Russia being the biggest drinkers, and Honduras having the highest murder rate.
- Ghana spends the most on education as a percentage of GDP.
- Algeria has the highest military spending as a percentage of GDP.
- Japan has the most forest as a percentage of total land.
- The highest percentage of internet users lives in the Netherlands, which also the most water as a percentage of total land.
- Iran gets both the highest inflation rate and the highest traffic death rate.
- The team with the most Twitter followers is Mexico.
- Costa Rica has the highest percentage of women in government.
There’s more, but you can read it for yourself.