Comparing United States to Albania

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


MAKE 79.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Albania  ALBANIA ($10,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Albania, that number is $10,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Albania GDP

LIVE 1.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Albania  ALBANIA (77.96 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Albania, the average life expectancy is 77.96.
Category: United States vs. Albania life expectancy

CONSUME 87.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Albania  ALBANIA (1,507 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Albania, it is 1,507 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Albania electricity consumption

BE 2.14 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Albania  ALBANIA (13.19 per 1000 infants)
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That's 113.8% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Albania, on the other hand, there are a total of 13.19 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Albania infant mortality

BE 2.32 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Albania  ALBANIA (16.9% of people)
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That's 131.5% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Albania 16.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Albania unemployment rate

HAVE 5.1% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Albania  ALBANIA (12.73 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Albania, however, there are a total of 12.73 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Albania birth rate

BE 5.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Albania  ALBANIA (14.3% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Albania, 14.3% are.
Category: United States vs. Albania poverty

SEE A 98.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Albania  ALBANIA (362km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Albania has a total of 362 km.
Category: United States vs. Albania coastline

At a Glance: Albania

  • Land Area: ~29 thousand sq km (United States is ~342 times bigger than Albania)
  • Population: ~3 million people (316 million more people live in United States)

How big is Albania compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Albania (28,748 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).