United States compared to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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If you moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina from United States, you would..


make 80.8% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina ($11,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the GDP per capita is $11,000.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - GDP Per Capita

pay 74.7% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (10% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, the top marginal tax rate is 10%.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tax Rate

live 3.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (76.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the average life expectancy is 76.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Life Expectancy

consume 76.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (2,848 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 2,848 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Electricity Consumption

have 29.6% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (8.8 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 8.8 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Birth Rate

be 13.9% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (17.2% of people - 2011 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 17.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Poverty Line

be 9.2 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (43.2% of people - 2015 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 43.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Unemployment

see 99.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (20 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 20 km.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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A brief history of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 51,197 sq km. Bosnia and Herzegovina declared sovereignty in October 1991 and independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs - supported by neighboring Serbia and Montenegro - responded with armed resistance aimed at partitioning the republic along ethnic lines and joining Serb-held areas to form a "Greater Serbia." In March 1994, Bosniaks and Croats reduced the number of warring factions from three to two by signing an agreement creating a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 21 November 1995, in Dayton, Ohio, the warring parties initialed a peace agreement that ended three years of interethnic civil strife (the final agreement was signed in Paris on 14 December 1995). The Dayton Peace Accords retained Bosnia and Herzegovina's international boundaries and created a multi-ethnic and democratic government charged with conducting foreign, diplomatic, and fiscal policy. Also recognized was a second tier of government composed of two entities roughly equal in size: the Bosniak/Bosnian Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska (RS). The Federation and RS governments are responsible for overseeing most government functions. Additionally, the Dayton Accords established the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to oversee the implementation of the civilian aspects of the agreement. The Peace Implementation Council (PIC) at its conference in Bonn in 1997 also gave the High Representative the authority to impose legislation and remove officials, the so-called "Bonn Powers." An original NATO-led international peacekeeping force (IFOR) of 60,000 troops assembled in 1995 was succeeded over time by a smaller, NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR). In 2004, European Union peacekeeping troops (EUFOR) replaced SFOR. Currently EUFOR deploys around 600 troops in theater in a policing capacity.

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