Comparing United States to Croatia

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If you moved to Croatia from the United States, you would:


MAKE 66.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Croatia  CROATIA ($17,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Croatia, that number is $17,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Croatia GDP

LIVE 3.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Croatia  CROATIA (76.41 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Croatia, the average life expectancy is 76.41.
Category: United States vs. Croatia life expectancy

CONSUME 69.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Croatia  CROATIA (3,736 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Croatia, it is 3,736 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Croatia electricity consumption

BE 2.96 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Croatia  CROATIA (21.6% of people)
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That's 195.9% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Croatia 21.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Croatia unemployment rate

HAVE 29.3% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Croatia  CROATIA (9.49 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Croatia, however, there are a total of 9.49 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Croatia birth rate

BE 39.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Croatia  CROATIA (21.1% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Croatia, 21.1% are.
Category: United States vs. Croatia poverty

SEE A 70.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Croatia  CROATIA (5,835km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Croatia has a total of 5,835 km.
Category: United States vs. Croatia coastline

At a Glance: Croatia

  • Land Area: ~57 thousand sq km (United States is ~174 times bigger than Croatia)
  • Population: ~4 million people (314 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Croatia (56,594 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Croatia

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 56,594 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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