Quality of Life Comparison

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

make 143.2 times more money


Somalia ($400 per capita)
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United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Somalia has a GDP per capita of $400, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $57,300.
Category: Somalia vs. United States - GDP Per Capita

live 27.4 years longer


Somalia (52.4 years)
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United States (79.8 years)
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In Somalia, the life expectancy is (on average) 52.4 years. In United States, the average life expectancy is 79.8 years.
Category: Somalia vs. United States - Life Expectancy

consume 447.3 times more electricity


Somalia (27 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Somalia consumes around 27 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In United States, that number is 12,077 kWh per capita.
Category: Somalia vs. United States - Electricity Consumption

have 68.8% fewer children


Somalia (40 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 Somalia, there are approximately 40 babies per 1,000 people. In United States, that number is 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: Somalia vs. United States - Birth Rate

be 3.1 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


Somalia (31.7% of people)
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United States (99.2% of people)
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In Somalia, 31.7% of people have access to clean drinking water. In United States, 99.2% of people do.
Category: Somalia vs. United States - Access to Drinking Water

be 94% less likely to die in your infancy


Somalia (96.6 per 1,000 infants)
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United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In Somalia, approximately 96.6 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: Somalia vs. United States - Infant Mortality

see 6.6 times more coastline


Somalia (3,025 km)
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United States (19,924 km)
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Somalia has a total of 3,025 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
Category: Somalia vs. United States - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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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