Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in United States instead of Jamaica, you would:

make 6.4 times more money


Jamaica ($9,000 per capita)
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United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,000, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $57,300.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - GDP Per Capita

pay 58.4% more in taxes


Jamaica (25% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In Jamaica, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 25%. In United States, the top marginal tax rate is 39.6%.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Tax Rate

live 6.2 years longer


Jamaica (73.6 years)
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United States (79.8 years)
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In Jamaica, the life expectancy is (on average) 73.6 years. In United States, the average life expectancy is 79.8 years.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Life Expectancy

consume 12.8 times more electricity


Jamaica (942 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Jamaica consumes around 942 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In United States, that number is 12,077 kWh per capita.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Electricity Consumption

have 30.6% fewer children


Jamaica (18 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In Jamaica, there are approximately 18 babies per 1,000 people. In United States, that number is 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Birth Rate

be 55.7% less likely to die in your infancy


Jamaica (13.1 per 1,000 infants)
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United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In Jamaica, approximately 13.1 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In United States, on the other hand, 5.8 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Infant Mortality

be 65.9% less likely to be unemployed


Jamaica (13.8% of people - 2016 est.)
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United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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In Jamaica, approximately 13.8% of people are unemployed. In United States, that number is 4.7% of people.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Unemployment

see 19.5 times more coastline


Jamaica (1,022 km)
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United States (19,924 km)
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Jamaica has a total of 1,022 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
Category: Jamaica vs. United States - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Tax Admministration of Jamaica, and Internal Revenue Service.


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A brief history of United States

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,833,517 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

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