Comparing United States to Cote d'Ivoire

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If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 96.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE ($1,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Cote d'Ivoire, that number is $1,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire GDP

LIVE 21.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE (58.01 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Cote d'Ivoire, the average life expectancy is 58.01.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire life expectancy

CONSUME 98.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE (169 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Cote d'Ivoire, it is 169 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire electricity consumption

BE 5.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE (3.2% of people)
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That's 433.3% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 3.2%.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire AIDS percentage

BE 19.2% 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 (80.2% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cote d'Ivoire, 80.2% do.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire drinking water access

BE 9.75 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE (60.16 per 1000 infants)
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That's 875% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, there are a total of 60.16 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire infant mortality

HAVE 2.18 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE (29.25 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 118% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Cote d'Ivoire, however, there are a total of 29.25 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire birth rate

BE 2.78 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE 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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That's 178.1% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Cote d'Ivoire, 42% are.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire poverty

SEE A 97.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Cote d'Ivoire  COTE D'IVOIRE (515km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Cote d'Ivoire has a total of 515 km.
Category: United States vs. Cote d'Ivoire coastline

At a Glance: Cote d'Ivoire

  • Land Area: ~322 thousand sq km (United States is ~30 times bigger than Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Population: ~23 million people (296 million more people live in United States)

How big is Cote d'Ivoire compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Cote d'Ivoire (322,463 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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