Comparing United States to Comoros

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If you lived in Comoros instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 97.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Comoros  COMOROS ($1,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Comoros, that number is $1,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Comoros GDP

LIVE 16.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Comoros  COMOROS (63.48 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Comoros, the average life expectancy is 63.48.
Category: United States vs. Comoros life expectancy

CONSUME 99.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Comoros  COMOROS (49 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Comoros, it is 49 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Comoros electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Comoros  COMOROS (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Comoros, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Comoros AIDS percentage

BE 10.59 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Comoros  COMOROS (65.31 per 1000 infants)
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That's 958.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, there are a total of 65.31 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Comoros infant mortality

BE 2.74 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Comoros  COMOROS (20% of people)
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That's 174% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Comoros 20% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Comoros unemployment rate

HAVE 2.17 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Comoros  COMOROS (29.05 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 116.5% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Comoros, however, there are a total of 29.05 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Comoros birth rate

BE 3.97 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Comoros  COMOROS (60% of people)
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That's 297.4% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Comoros, 60% are.
Category: United States vs. Comoros poverty

SEE A 98.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Comoros  COMOROS (340km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Comoros has a total of 340 km.
Category: United States vs. Comoros coastline

At a Glance: Comoros

  • Land Area: ~2 thousand sq km (United States is ~4,397 times bigger than Comoros)
  • Population: ~767 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Comoros (2,235 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Comoros

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

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