United States compared to Albania

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If you moved to Albania from United States, you would..


make 79.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Albania Albania ($11,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Albania, the GDP per capita is $11,900.
Category: United States vs. Albania - GDP Per Capita

consume 78.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Albania Albania (2,564 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Albania, that number is 2,564 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Albania - Electricity Consumption

be 15.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Albania Albania (83.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Albania, 83.6% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Albania - Access to Drinking Water

be 2.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Albania Albania (12.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Albania, on the other hand, 12.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Albania - Infant Mortality

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Albania Albania (17.3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Albania, that number is 17.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Albania - Unemployment

see 98.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Albania Albania (362 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Albania, that number is 362 km.
Category: United States vs. Albania - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Albania

Albania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 28,748 sq km. Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939, and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, each of Albania's post-communist elections have been marred by claims of electoral fraud. The 2009 general elections resulted in a coalition government, the first such in the country's history. In 2013, general elections achieved a peaceful transition of power and a second successive coalition government. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, it has slowed, and the country is still one of the poorest in Europe. A large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure remain obstacles.

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