If you lived in Belize instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 83.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
BELIZE ($8,800.00 per capita)
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 (79.56 years life expectancy)
BELIZE (68.49 years life expectancy)
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 (12,186 kWh per capita)
BELIZE (1,848 kWh per capita)
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 (0.6% of people)
BELIZE (1.4% of people)
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 (6.17 per 1000 infants)
BELIZE (20.31 per 1000 infants)
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 (7.3% of people)
BELIZE (15.5% of people)
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 (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
BELIZE (25.14 babies per 1000 people)
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 (15.1% of people)
BELIZE (41% of people)
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 (19,924km of coastline)
BELIZE (386km of coastline)
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).
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