Comparing United States to Czech Republic

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MAKE 50.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Czech Republic  CZECH REPUBLIC ($26,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Czech Republic, that number is $26,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Czech Republic GDP

LIVE 1.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Czech Republic  CZECH REPUBLIC (78.31 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 78.31.
Category: United States vs. Czech Republic life expectancy

CONSUME 45.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Czech Republic  CZECH REPUBLIC (6,629 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Czech Republic, it is 6,629 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Czech Republic electricity consumption

BE 57.4% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Czech Republic  CZECH REPUBLIC (2.63 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Czech Republic, on the other hand, there are a total of 2.63 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Czech Republic infant mortality

HAVE 27% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Czech Republic  CZECH REPUBLIC (9.79 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Czech Republic, however, there are a total of 9.79 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Czech Republic birth rate

BE 35.1% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Czech Republic  CZECH REPUBLIC (9.8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Czech Republic, 9.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Czech Republic poverty

At a Glance: Czech Republic

  • Land Area: ~79 thousand sq km (United States is ~125 times bigger than Czech Republic)
  • Population: ~11 million people (308 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Czech Republic (78,867 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78,867 sq km. At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country's predominantly Czech leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the increasingly strident demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Slovaks, the Sudeten Germans, and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the territory that today comprises the Czech Republic and Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

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