Comparing United States to Central African Republic

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MAKE 98.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ($700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Central African Republic, that number is $700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic GDP

LIVE 28.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (51.35 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 51.35.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic life expectancy

CONSUME 99.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (28 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Central African Republic, it is 28 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic electricity consumption

BE 7.8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (4.7% of people)
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That's 683.3% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Central African Republic, that number is 4.7%.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic AIDS percentage

BE 31.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (68.2% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Central African Republic, 68.2% do.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic drinking water access

BE 15.05 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (92.86 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1405% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Central African Republic, on the other hand, there are a total of 92.86 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic infant mortality

BE 9.6% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Central African Republic 8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic unemployment rate

HAVE 2.64 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Central African Republic  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (35.45 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 164.2% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Central African Republic, however, there are a total of 35.45 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Central African Republic birth rate

At a Glance: Central African Republic

  • Land Area: ~623 thousand sq km (United States is ~16 times bigger than Central African Republic)
  • Population: ~5 million people (314 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Central African Republic (622,984 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Central African Republic

Central African Republic is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 622,984 sq km. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. The militant group the Lord's Resistance Army continues to destabilize southeastern Central African Republic, and several rebel groups joined together in early December 2012 to launch a series of attacks that left them in control of numerous towns in the northern and central parts of the country. The rebels - who are unhappy with BOZIZE's government - participated in peace talks in early January 2013 which resulted in a coalition government including the rebellion's leadership. In March 2013, the coalition government dissolved, rebels seized the capital, and President BOZIZE fled the country. Rebel leader Michel DJOTODIA assumed the presidency, reappointed Nicolas TIANGAYE as Prime Minister, and established a transitional government on 31 March. On 13 April 2013, the National Transitional Council affirmed DJOTODIA as President.

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