Comparing United States to Bolivia

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


MAKE 89.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA ($5,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Bolivia, that number is $5,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia GDP

LIVE 11 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA (68.55 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 68.55.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia life expectancy

CONSUME 94.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA (653 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Bolivia, it is 653 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bolivia, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia AIDS percentage

BE 11.2% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA (88.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Bolivia, 88.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia drinking water access

BE 6.26 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA (38.61 per 1000 infants)
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That's 525.8% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, there are a total of 38.61 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia infant mortality

HAVE 73.5% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Bolivia  BOLIVIA (23.28 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Bolivia, however, there are a total of 23.28 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia birth rate

At a Glance: Bolivia

  • Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~9 times bigger than Bolivia)
  • Population: ~11 million people (308 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Bolivia (1,098,581 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Bolivia

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,098,581 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

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