United States compared to Armenia

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


make 84.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Armenia Armenia ($8,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Armenia, the GDP per capita is $8,900.
Category: United States vs. Armenia - GDP Per Capita

live 5.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Armenia Armenia (74.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Armenia, the average life expectancy is 74.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Armenia - Life Expectancy

consume 86.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Armenia Armenia (1,671 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Armenia, that number is 1,671 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Armenia - Electricity Consumption

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Armenia Armenia (32% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Armenia, that number is 32% of people.
Category: United States vs. Armenia - Poverty Line

be 2.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Armenia Armenia (13.1 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 Armenia, on the other hand, 13.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Armenia - Infant Mortality

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Armenia Armenia (18.1% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Armenia, that number is 18.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Armenia - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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A brief history of Armenia

Armenia is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 29,743 sq km. Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in at least 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1993 in support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. In 2009, senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, aiming to secure an opening of the border, but Turkey has not yet ratified the Protocols normalizing relations between the two countries. In September 2013, President SARGSIAN announced Armenia would join Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan as a member of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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