Comparing United States to Algeria

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MAKE 85.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Algeria  ALGERIA ($7,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Algeria, that number is $7,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Algeria GDP

LIVE 3.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (76.39 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 76.39.
Category: United States vs. Algeria life expectancy

CONSUME 92.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (868 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Algeria, it is 868 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Algeria electricity consumption

BE 15.4% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (83.9% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Algeria, 83.9% do.
Category: United States vs. Algeria drinking water access

BE 3.53 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (21.76 per 1000 infants)
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That's 252.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Algeria, on the other hand, there are a total of 21.76 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Algeria infant mortality

BE 41.1% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (10.3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Algeria 10.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Algeria unemployment rate

HAVE 78.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (23.99 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Algeria, however, there are a total of 23.99 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Algeria birth rate

BE 52.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (23% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Algeria, 23% are.
Category: United States vs. Algeria poverty

SEE A 95% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Algeria  ALGERIA (998km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Algeria has a total of 998 km.
Category: United States vs. Algeria coastline

At a Glance: Algeria

  • Land Area: ~2 million sq km (United States is ~4 times bigger than Algeria)
  • Population: ~39 million people (280 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Algeria (2,381,741 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Algeria

Algeria is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,381,741 sq km. After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962. Algeria's primary political party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), was established in 1954 as part of the struggle for independence and has largely dominated politics since. The Government of Algeria in 1988 instituted a multi-party system in response to public unrest, but the surprising first round success of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) in the December 1991 balloting led the Algerian army to intervene and postpone the second round of elections to prevent what the secular elite feared would be an extremist-led government from assuming power. The army began a crackdown on the FIS that spurred FIS supporters to begin attacking government targets. Fighting escalated into an insurgency, which saw intense violence from 1992-98, resulting in over 100,000 deaths - many attributed to indiscriminate massacres of villagers by extremists. The government gained the upper hand by the late-1990s, and FIS's armed wing, the Islamic Salvation Army, disbanded in January 2000. Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, with the backing of the military, won the presidency in 1999 in an election widely viewed as fraudulent. He was reelected to a second term in 2004 and overwhelmingly won a third term in 2009, after the government amended the constitution in 2008 to remove presidential term limits. Longstanding problems continue to face BOUTEFLIKA, including large-scale unemployment, a shortage of housing, unreliable electrical and water supplies, government inefficiencies and corruption, and the continuing activities of extremist militants. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) in 2006 merged with al-Qa'ida to form al-Qa'ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb, which has launched an ongoing series of kidnappings and bombings targeting the Algerian Government and Western interests. The government in 2011 introduced some political reforms in response to the Arab Spring, including lifting the 19-year-old state of emergency restrictions and increasing women's quotas for elected assemblies. Parliamentary elections in May 2012 and municipal and provincial elections in November 2012 saw continued dominance by the FLN, with Islamist opposition parties performing poorly. Political protest activity in the country remained low in 2013, but small, sometimes violent socioeconomic demonstrations by disparate groups continued to be a common occurrence. Parliament in 2014 is expected to revise the constitution.

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