United States compared to Bulgaria

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


make 64.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria ($20,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $20,100.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - 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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Bulgaria Bulgaria (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 Bulgaria, the top marginal tax rate is 10%.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Tax Rate

live 5.3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria (74.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Bulgaria, the average life expectancy is 74.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Life Expectancy

consume 64.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria (4,338 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Bulgaria, that number is 4,338 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Electricity Consumption

have 29.6% fewer babies


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

be 44.4% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria (21.8% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, that number is 21.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Poverty Line

be 46.6% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria (8.5 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 Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Infant Mortality

be 89.4% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria (8.9% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Unemployment

see 98.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Bulgaria Bulgaria (354 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria.


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A brief history of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 110,879 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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