United States compared to Botswana

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


make 70.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Botswana Botswana ($16,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $16,900.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - GDP Per Capita

live 25.3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Botswana Botswana (54.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 54.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - Life Expectancy

consume 86.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Botswana Botswana (1,674 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Botswana, that number is 1,674 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - Electricity Consumption

have 65.6% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Botswana Botswana (20.7 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, that number is 20.7 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - Birth Rate

be 2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Botswana Botswana (30.3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Botswana, that number is 30.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - Poverty Line

be 48.3% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Botswana Botswana (8.6 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 Botswana, on the other hand, 8.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - Infant Mortality

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Botswana Botswana (20% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20% of people.
Category: United States vs. Botswana - Unemployment

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


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A brief history of Botswana

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

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