United States compared to Cambodia

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


make 93.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Cambodia Cambodia ($3,700 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Cambodia, the GDP per capita is $3,700.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - GDP Per Capita

pay 49.5% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Cambodia Cambodia (20% 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 Cambodia, the top marginal tax rate is 20%.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Tax Rate

live 15.3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Cambodia Cambodia (64.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 64.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Life Expectancy

consume 97.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Cambodia Cambodia (256 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Cambodia, that number is 256 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Electricity Consumption

have 87.2% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Cambodia Cambodia (23.4 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 Cambodia, that number is 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Birth Rate

be 17.2% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Cambodia Cambodia (17.7% of people - 2012 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Cambodia, that number is 17.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Poverty Line

be 23.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Cambodia Cambodia (75.5% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cambodia, 75.5% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Access to Drinking Water

be 8.4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Cambodia Cambodia (48.7 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 Cambodia, on the other hand, 48.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Infant Mortality

be 93.6% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Cambodia Cambodia (0.3% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Cambodia, that number is 0.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Unemployment

see 97.8% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Cambodia Cambodia (443 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Cambodia, that number is 443 km.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and General Department of Taxation.


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


A brief history of Cambodia

Cambodia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 181,035 sq km. Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline. The king placed the country under French protection in 1863, and it became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953. In April 1975, after a five-year struggle, communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh and evacuated all cities and towns. At least 1.5 million Cambodians died from execution, forced hardships, or starvation during the Khmer Rouge regime under POL POT. A December 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside, began a 10-year Vietnamese occupation, and touched off almost 13 years of civil war. The 1991 Paris Peace Accords mandated democratic elections and a ceasefire, which was not fully respected by the Khmer Rouge. UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy under a coalition government. Factional fighting in 1997 ended the first coalition government, but a second round of national elections in 1998 led to the formation of another coalition government and renewed political stability. The remaining elements of the Khmer Rouge surrendered in early 1999. Some of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders have been tried or are awaiting trial for crimes against humanity by a hybrid UN-Cambodian tribunal supported by international assistance. Elections in July 2003 were relatively peaceful, but it took one year of negotiations between contending political parties before a coalition government was formed. In October 2004, King Norodom SIHANOUK abdicated the throne and his son, Prince Norodom SIHAMONI, was selected to succeed him. Local elections were held in Cambodia in April 2007, with little of the pre-election violence that preceded prior elections. National elections in July 2008 were relatively peaceful, as were commune council elections in June 2012.

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