Comparing United States to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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MAKE 84.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ($8,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is $8,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina GDP

LIVE 3.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (76.33 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the average life expectancy is 76.33.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina life expectancy

CONSUME 73.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (3,260 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is 3,260 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina electricity consumption

BE 5.3% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (5.84 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the other hand, there are a total of 5.84 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina infant mortality

BE 6.07 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (44.3% of people)
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That's 506.8% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina 44.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina unemployment rate

HAVE 33.8% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (8.89 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, there are a total of 8.89 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina birth rate

BE 23.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (18.6% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 18.6% are.
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SEE A 99.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (20km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Bosnia and Herzegovina has a total of 20 km.
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At a Glance: Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Land Area: ~51 thousand sq km (United States is ~192 times bigger than Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Population: ~4 million people (315 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Bosnia and Herzegovina (51,197 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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