United States compared to Argentina

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


make 64.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Argentina Argentina ($20,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,200.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - GDP Per Capita

live 2.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Argentina Argentina (77.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - Life Expectancy

consume 78.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Argentina Argentina (2,643 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Argentina, that number is 2,643 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - Electricity Consumption

have 36% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Argentina Argentina (17 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, that number is 17 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - Birth Rate

be 98.7% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Argentina Argentina (30% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Argentina, that number is 30% of people.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - Poverty Line

be 74.1% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Argentina Argentina (10.1 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 Argentina, on the other hand, 10.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - Infant Mortality

be 70.2% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Argentina Argentina (8% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - Unemployment

see 75% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Argentina Argentina (4,989 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.
Category: United States vs. Argentina - 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 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.

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