If you lived in Colombia instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 79% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
COLOMBIA ($11,100.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Colombia, that number is $11,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Colombia GDP
LIVE 4.3 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
COLOMBIA (75.25 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 75.25.
Category: United States vs. Colombia life expectancy
CONSUME 92% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
COLOMBIA (981 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Colombia, it is 981 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Colombia electricity consumption
BE 16.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
COLOMBIA (0.5% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Colombia, that number is 0.5%.
Category: United States vs. Colombia AIDS percentage
BE 2.43 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
COLOMBIA (15.02 per 1000 infants)
That's 143.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Colombia, on the other hand, there are a total of 15.02 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Colombia infant mortality
BE 32.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
COLOMBIA (9.7% of people)
In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Colombia 9.7% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Colombia unemployment rate
HAVE 24.7% MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
COLOMBIA (16.73 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Colombia, however, there are a total of 16.73 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Colombia birth rate
BE 2.17 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
COLOMBIA (32.7% of people)
That's 116.6% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Colombia, 32.7% are.
Category: United States vs. Colombia poverty
SEE A 83.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
COLOMBIA (3,208km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Colombia has a total of 3,208 km.
Category: United States vs. Colombia coastline
At a Glance: Colombia
Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~9 times bigger than Colombia)
Population: ~46 million people (273 million more people live in United States)
How big is Colombia compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Colombia (1,138,910 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Colombia
Colombia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,138,910 sq km. Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A nearly five-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, but continue attacks against civilians. Large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. In November 2012, the Colombian Government started formal peace negotiations with the FARC aimed at reaching a definitive bilateral ceasefire and incorporating demobilized FARC members into mainstream society and politics. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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