Comparing United States to Chad

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If you moved to Chad from the United States, you would:


MAKE 95.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Chad  CHAD ($2,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Chad, that number is $2,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Chad GDP

LIVE 30.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Chad  CHAD (49.44 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Chad, the average life expectancy is 49.44.
Category: United States vs. Chad life expectancy

CONSUME 99.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Chad  CHAD (8 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Chad, it is 8 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Chad electricity consumption

BE 4.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Chad  CHAD (2.7% of people)
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That's 350% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chad, that number is 2.7%.
Category: United States vs. Chad AIDS percentage

BE 48.9% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Chad  CHAD (50.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Chad, 50.7% do.
Category: United States vs. Chad drinking water access

BE 14.64 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Chad  CHAD (90.30 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1363.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Chad, on the other hand, there are a total of 90.30 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Chad infant mortality

HAVE 2.78 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Chad  CHAD (37.29 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 177.9% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Chad, however, there are a total of 37.29 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Chad birth rate

BE 5.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Chad  CHAD (80% of people)
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That's 429.8% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Chad, 80% are.
Category: United States vs. Chad poverty

At a Glance: Chad

  • Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~8 times bigger than Chad)
  • Population: ~11 million people (307 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Chad (1,284,000 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Chad

Chad is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,284,000 sq km. Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and the insurgents. In 2005, new rebel groups emerged in western Sudan and made probing attacks into eastern Chad despite signing peace agreements in December 2006 and October 2007. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. Power remains in the hands of an ethnic minority. In January 2014, Chad began a two year rotation on the UN Security Council.

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