United States compared to Cote d'Ivoire

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make 93.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire ($3,600 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,600.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - GDP Per Capita

live 21.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (58.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Cote d'Ivoire, the average life expectancy is 58.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - Life Expectancy

consume 98% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (244 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 244 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - Electricity Consumption

have 2.3 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (28.2 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 28.2 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - Birth Rate

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (42% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 42% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - Poverty Line

be 17.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (81.9% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cote d'Ivoire, 81.9% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - Access to Drinking Water

be 9.9 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (57.2 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 Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 57.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - Infant Mortality

see 97.4% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire (515 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 515 km.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire - 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 Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 322,463 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

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