If you lived in Botswana instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 68.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
BOTSWANA ($16,400.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Botswana, that number is $16,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Botswana GDP
LIVE 25.5 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
BOTSWANA (54.06 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 54.06.
Category: United States vs. Botswana life expectancy
CONSUME 88.1% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
BOTSWANA (1,446 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Botswana, it is 1,446 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Botswana electricity consumption
BE 38.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
BOTSWANA (23% of people)
That's 3733.3% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Botswana, that number is 23%.
Category: United States vs. Botswana AIDS percentage
BE 52% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
BOTSWANA (9.38 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Botswana, on the other hand, there are a total of 9.38 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Botswana infant mortality
BE 2.44 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
BOTSWANA (17.8% of people)
That's 143.8% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Botswana 17.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Botswana unemployment rate
HAVE 59% MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
BOTSWANA (21.34 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Botswana, however, there are a total of 21.34 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Botswana birth rate
BE 2.01 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
BOTSWANA (30.3% of people)
That's 100.7% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Botswana, 30.3% are.
Category: United States vs. Botswana poverty
At a Glance: Botswana
Land Area: ~582 thousand sq km (United States is ~17 times bigger than Botswana)
Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)
How big is Botswana compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Botswana (581,730 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
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.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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