Comparing United States to Belize

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


MAKE 83.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Belize  BELIZE ($8,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Belize, that number is $8,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belize GDP

LIVE 11.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Belize  BELIZE (68.49 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Belize, the average life expectancy is 68.49.
Category: United States vs. Belize life expectancy

CONSUME 84.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Belize  BELIZE (1,848 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Belize, it is 1,848 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belize electricity consumption

BE 2.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Belize  BELIZE (1.4% of people)
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That's 133.3% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.4%.
Category: United States vs. Belize AIDS percentage

BE 3.29 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Belize  BELIZE (20.31 per 1000 infants)
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That's 229.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, there are a total of 20.31 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belize infant mortality

BE 2.12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Belize  BELIZE (15.5% of people)
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That's 112.3% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Belize 15.5% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Belize unemployment rate

HAVE 87.3% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Belize  BELIZE (25.14 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Belize, however, there are a total of 25.14 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belize birth rate

BE 2.72 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Belize  BELIZE (41% of people)
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That's 171.5% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Belize, 41% are.
Category: United States vs. Belize poverty

SEE A 98.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Belize  BELIZE (386km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Belize has a total of 386 km.
Category: United States vs. Belize coastline

At a Glance: Belize

  • Land Area: ~23 thousand sq km (United States is ~428 times bigger than Belize)
  • Population: ~341 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Belize (22,966 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Belize

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,966 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

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