United States compared to Cameroon

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


make 94.2% less money


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

pay 11.6% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Cameroon Cameroon (35% 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 Cameroon, the top marginal tax rate is 35%.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Tax Rate

live 21.3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Cameroon Cameroon (58.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Cameroon, the average life expectancy is 58.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Life Expectancy

consume 97.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Cameroon Cameroon (250 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Cameroon, that number is 250 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Electricity Consumption

have 2.9 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Cameroon Cameroon (35.8 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 Cameroon, that number is 35.8 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Birth Rate

be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Cameroon Cameroon (48% of people - 2000 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, that number is 48% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Poverty Line

be 23.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Cameroon Cameroon (75.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cameroon, 75.6% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Access to Drinking Water

be 9 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Cameroon Cameroon (52.2 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 Cameroon, on the other hand, 52.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Infant Mortality

be 6.4 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Cameroon Cameroon (30% of people - 2001 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 30% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Unemployment

see 98% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Cameroon Cameroon (402 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.
Category: United States vs. Cameroon - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ministry of Finance.


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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.

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