Comparing United States to Cambodia

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MAKE 95.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA ($2,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Cambodia, that number is $2,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia GDP

LIVE 15.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (63.78 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 63.78.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia life expectancy

CONSUME 98.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (166 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Cambodia, it is 166 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia electricity consumption

BE 33.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (0.8% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cambodia, that number is 0.8%.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia AIDS percentage

BE 28.1% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (71.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cambodia, 71.3% do.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia drinking water access

BE 8.32 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (51.36 per 1000 infants)
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That's 732.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Cambodia, on the other hand, there are a total of 51.36 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia infant mortality

HAVE 81.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (24.40 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Cambodia, however, there are a total of 24.40 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia birth rate

BE 32.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (20% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Cambodia, 20% are.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia poverty

SEE A 97.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Cambodia  CAMBODIA (443km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Cambodia has a total of 443 km.
Category: United States vs. Cambodia coastline

At a Glance: Cambodia

  • Land Area: ~181 thousand sq km (United States is ~54 times bigger than Cambodia)
  • Population: ~15 million people (303 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Cambodia (181,035 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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