United States compared to Bangladesh

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


make 93.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh ($3,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Bangladesh, the GDP per capita is $3,900.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - GDP Per Capita

pay 24.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (30% 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 Bangladesh, the top marginal tax rate is 30%.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Tax Rate

live 6.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (73.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Life Expectancy

consume 97.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (294 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Bangladesh, that number is 294 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Electricity Consumption

have 52% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (19 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 Bangladesh, that number is 19 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Birth Rate

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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Bangladesh Bangladesh (31.5% of people - 2010 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Bangladesh, that number is 31.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Poverty Line

be 12.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (86.9% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Bangladesh, 86.9% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Access to Drinking Water

be 5.7 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (32.9 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 Bangladesh, on the other hand, 32.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Infant Mortality

see 97.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Bangladesh Bangladesh (580 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Bangladesh, that number is 580 km.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.


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A brief history of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 148,460 sq km. Muslim conversions and settlement in the region now referred to as Bangladesh began in the 10th century, primarily from Arab and Persian traders and preachers. Europeans began to set up trading posts in the area in the 16th century. Eventually the area known as Bengal, primarily Hindu in the western section and mostly Muslim in the eastern half, became part of British India. Partition in 1947 resulted in an eastern wing of Pakistan in the Muslim-majority area, which became East Pakistan. Calls for greater autonomy and animosity between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan led to a Bengali independence movement. That movement, led by the Awami League (AL) and supported by India, won independence for Bangladesh in a brief war in 1971, during which at least 300,000 civilians died. The post-independence, AL government faced daunting challenges and in 1975 was overthrown by the military, triggering a series of military coups that resulted in a military-backed government and subsequent creation of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). That government also ended in a coup in 1981, followed by military-backed rule until democratic elections in 1991. The BNP and AL have alternately held power since then, with the exception of a military-backed, emergency caretaker regime that suspended parliamentary elections planned for January 2007 in an effort to reform the political system and root out corruption. That government returned the country to fully democratic rule in December 2008 with the election of the AL and Prime Minister Sheikh HASINA. In January 2014, the AL won the national election by an overwhelming majority after the BNP boycotted, extending HASINA's term as prime minister. With the help of international development assistance, Bangladesh has made great progress in food security since independence, and the economy has grown at an average of about 6 percent over the last two decades.

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