Comparing United States to Armenia

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If you moved to Armenia from the United States, you would:


MAKE 88.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Armenia  ARMENIA ($6,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Armenia, that number is $6,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Armenia GDP

LIVE 5.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Armenia  ARMENIA (74.12 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Armenia, the average life expectancy is 74.12.
Category: United States vs. Armenia life expectancy

CONSUME 84.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Armenia  ARMENIA (1,895 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Armenia, it is 1,895 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Armenia electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Armenia  ARMENIA (0.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Armenia, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. Armenia AIDS percentage

BE 2.26 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Armenia  ARMENIA (13.97 per 1000 infants)
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That's 126.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Armenia, on the other hand, there are a total of 13.97 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Armenia infant mortality

BE 2.37 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Armenia  ARMENIA (17.3% of people)
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That's 137% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Armenia 17.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Armenia unemployment rate

BE 2.37 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Armenia  ARMENIA (35.8% of people)
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That's 137.1% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Armenia, 35.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Armenia poverty

At a Glance: Armenia

  • Land Area: ~30 thousand sq km (United States is ~330 times bigger than Armenia)
  • Population: ~3 million people (316 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Armenia (29,743 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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