United States compared to Colombia

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


make 75.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Colombia Colombia ($14,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Colombia, the GDP per capita is $14,200.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - GDP Per Capita

live 4.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Colombia Colombia (75.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 75.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Life Expectancy

consume 89.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Colombia Colombia (1,270 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Colombia, that number is 1,270 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Electricity Consumption

have 30.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Colombia Colombia (16.3 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Colombia, that number is 16.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Birth Rate

be 84.1% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Colombia Colombia (27.8% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Colombia, that number is 27.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Poverty Line

be 2.4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Colombia Colombia (14.1 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 Colombia, on the other hand, 14.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Infant Mortality

be 2 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Colombia Colombia (9.5% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Colombia, that number is 9.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Unemployment

see 83.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Colombia Colombia (3,208 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Colombia, that number is 3,208 km.
Category: United States vs. Colombia - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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