Comparing United States to Cameroon

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If you lived in Cameroon instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 95.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON ($2,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Cameroon, that number is $2,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon GDP

LIVE 22.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (57.35 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Cameroon, the average life expectancy is 57.35.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon life expectancy

CONSUME 98.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (224 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Cameroon, it is 224 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon electricity consumption

BE 7.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (4.5% of people)
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That's 650% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 4.5%.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon AIDS percentage

BE 25.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (74.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cameroon, 74.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon drinking water access

BE 8.93 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (55.10 per 1000 infants)
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That's 793% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, there are a total of 55.10 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon infant mortality

BE 4.11 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (30% of people)
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That's 311% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Cameroon 30% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon unemployment rate

HAVE 2.73 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (36.58 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 172.6% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Cameroon, however, there are a total of 36.58 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon birth rate

BE 3.18 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (48% of people)
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That's 217.9% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Cameroon, 48% are.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon poverty

SEE A 98% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Cameroon  CAMEROON (402km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Cameroon has a total of 402 km.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon coastline

At a Glance: Cameroon

  • Land Area: ~475 thousand sq km (United States is ~21 times bigger than Cameroon)
  • Population: ~23 million people (296 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Cameroon (475,440 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Cameroon

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 475,440 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

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