Comparing United States to Belarus

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MAKE 69.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Belarus  BELARUS ($16,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Belarus, that number is $16,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belarus GDP

LIVE 7.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Belarus  BELARUS (72.15 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 72.15.
Category: United States vs. Belarus life expectancy

CONSUME 72.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Belarus  BELARUS (3,303 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Belarus, it is 3,303 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belarus electricity consumption

BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Belarus  BELARUS (0.4% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belarus, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Belarus AIDS percentage

BE 41% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Belarus  BELARUS (3.64 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, there are a total of 3.64 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belarus infant mortality

BE 86.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Belarus  BELARUS (1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Belarus 1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Belarus unemployment rate

HAVE 19.1% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Belarus  BELARUS (10.86 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Belarus, however, there are a total of 10.86 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belarus birth rate

BE 79.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Belarus  BELARUS (27.1% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Belarus, 27.1% are.
Category: United States vs. Belarus poverty

At a Glance: Belarus

  • Land Area: ~208 thousand sq km (United States is ~47 times bigger than Belarus)
  • Population: ~10 million people (309 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Belarus (207,600 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Belarus

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 207,600 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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