Comparing United States to Argentina

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MAKE 64.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA ($18,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Argentina, that number is $18,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Argentina GDP

LIVE 2.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA (77.51 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77.51.
Category: United States vs. Argentina life expectancy

CONSUME 78.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA (2,582 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Argentina, it is 2,582 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Argentina electricity consumption

BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA (0.4% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Argentina, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Argentina AIDS percentage

BE 61.4% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA (9.96 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, there are a total of 9.96 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Argentina infant mortality

HAVE 25.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA (16.88 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Argentina, however, there are a total of 16.88 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Argentina birth rate

SEE A 75% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Argentina  ARGENTINA (4,989km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Argentina has a total of 4,989 km.
Category: United States vs. Argentina coastline

At a Glance: Argentina

  • Land Area: ~3 million sq km (United States is ~4 times bigger than Argentina)
  • Population: ~43 million people (276 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Argentina (2,780,400 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Argentina

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,780,400 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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