Comparing United States to Belgium

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MAKE 28.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Belgium  BELGIUM ($37,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Belgium, that number is $37,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belgium GDP

CONSUME 33.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Belgium  BELGIUM (8,104 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Belgium, it is 8,104 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belgium electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


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

BE 32.3% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Belgium  BELGIUM (4.18 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 Belgium, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.18 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belgium infant mortality

BE 20.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Belgium  BELGIUM (8.8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Belgium 8.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Belgium unemployment rate

HAVE 25.6% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Belgium  BELGIUM (9.99 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Belgium, however, there are a total of 9.99 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belgium birth rate

SEE A 99.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Belgium  BELGIUM (67km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Belgium has a total of 67 km.
Category: United States vs. Belgium coastline

At a Glance: Belgium

  • Land Area: ~31 thousand sq km (United States is ~322 times bigger than Belgium)
  • Population: ~10 million people (308 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Belgium (30,528 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Belgium

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,528 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

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