Comparing United States to Bangladesh

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


MAKE 96% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH ($2,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Bangladesh, that number is $2,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh GDP

LIVE 8.9 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (70.65 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 70.65.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh life expectancy

CONSUME 98.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (234 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Bangladesh, it is 234 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bangladesh, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh AIDS percentage

BE 14.5% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (84.8% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Bangladesh, 84.8% do.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh drinking water access

BE 7.4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (45.67 per 1000 infants)
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That's 640.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Bangladesh, on the other hand, there are a total of 45.67 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh infant mortality

BE 31.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (5% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Bangladesh 5% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh unemployment rate

HAVE 61% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (21.61 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Bangladesh, however, there are a total of 21.61 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh birth rate

BE 2.09 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (31.5% of people)
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That's 108.6% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Bangladesh, 31.5% are.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh poverty

SEE A 97.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Bangladesh  BANGLADESH (580km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Bangladesh has a total of 580 km.
Category: United States vs. Bangladesh coastline

At a Glance: Bangladesh

  • Land Area: ~144 thousand sq km (United States is ~68 times bigger than Bangladesh)
  • Population: ~166 million people (153 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Bangladesh (143,998 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,998 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.

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