Comparing United States to Bulgaria

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If you moved to Bulgaria from the United States, you would:


MAKE 72.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA ($14,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Bulgaria, that number is $14,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria GDP

LIVE 5.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (74.33 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Bulgaria, the average life expectancy is 74.33.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria life expectancy

CONSUME 63.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (4,399 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Bulgaria, it is 4,399 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bulgaria, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria AIDS percentage

BE 2.44 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (15.08 per 1000 infants)
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That's 144.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, there are a total of 15.08 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria infant mortality

BE 58.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (11.6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Bulgaria 11.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria unemployment rate

HAVE 33.5% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (8.92 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Bulgaria, however, there are a total of 8.92 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria birth rate

BE 44.4% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (21.8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, 21.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria poverty

SEE A 98.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Bulgaria  BULGARIA (354km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Bulgaria has a total of 354 km.
Category: United States vs. Bulgaria coastline

At a Glance: Bulgaria

  • Land Area: ~111 thousand sq km (United States is ~89 times bigger than Bulgaria)
  • Population: ~7 million people (312 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Bulgaria (110,879 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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