United States compared to Cayman Islands

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If you moved to Cayman Islands from United States, you would..


make 23.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Cayman Islands Cayman Islands ($43,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.
Category: United States vs. Cayman Islands - GDP Per Capita

pay 100% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (0% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)

In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Cayman Islands, the top marginal tax rate is 0%.
Category: United States vs. Cayman Islands - Tax Rate

consume 13.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (10,477 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Cayman Islands, that number is 10,477 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cayman Islands - Electricity Consumption

be 14.9% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (4% of people - 2008)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cayman Islands - Unemployment

see 99.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (160 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Cayman Islands, that number is 160 km.
Category: United States vs. Cayman Islands - Coastline

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


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


A brief history of Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

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