United States compared to Belize

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If you moved to Belize from United States, you would..


make 85.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Belize Belize ($8,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,200.
Category: United States vs. Belize - GDP Per Capita

live 11.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Belize Belize (68.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Belize, the average life expectancy is 68.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Life Expectancy

consume 90.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Belize Belize (1,130 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Belize, that number is 1,130 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Electricity Consumption

have 94.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Belize Belize (24.3 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, that number is 24.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Birth Rate

be 2.7 times more likely to live 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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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Belize, that number is 41% of people.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Poverty Line

be 3.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Belize Belize (19.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 19.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Infant Mortality

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Belize Belize (12.9% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 12.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Unemployment

see 98.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Belize Belize (386 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.
Category: United States vs. Belize - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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