United States compared to Bolivia

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


make 87.4% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Bolivia Bolivia ($7,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,200.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - GDP Per Capita

pay 67.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Bolivia Bolivia (13% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Bolivia, the top marginal tax rate is 13%.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Tax Rate

live 10.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Bolivia Bolivia (69.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 69.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Life Expectancy

consume 94.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Bolivia Bolivia (683 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Bolivia, that number is 683 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Electricity Consumption

have 79.2% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Bolivia Bolivia (22.4 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, that number is 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Birth Rate

be 3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Bolivia Bolivia (45% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, that number is 45% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Poverty Line

be 6.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Bolivia Bolivia (36.4 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 Bolivia, on the other hand, 36.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Infant Mortality

be 59.6% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Bolivia Bolivia (7.5% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 7.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bolivia - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.


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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.

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