United States compared to Algeria

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


make 73.8% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Algeria Algeria ($15,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Algeria, the GDP per capita is $15,000.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - GDP Per Capita

pay 11.6% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Algeria Algeria (35% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Algeria, the top marginal tax rate is 35%.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Tax Rate

live 3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Algeria Algeria (76.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 76.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Life Expectancy

consume 89.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Algeria Algeria (1,216 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Algeria, that number is 1,216 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Electricity Consumption

have 84% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Algeria Algeria (23 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Algeria, that number is 23 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Birth Rate

be 52.3% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Algeria Algeria (23% of people - 2006 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Algeria, that number is 23% of people.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Poverty Line

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


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

be 3.5 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Algeria Algeria (20.3 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 Algeria, on the other hand, 20.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Infant Mortality

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Algeria Algeria (12.4% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Algeria, that number is 12.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Unemployment

see 95% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Algeria Algeria (998 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Algeria, that number is 998 km.
Category: United States vs. Algeria - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Direction Générale des Impôts, Algeria.


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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.

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