Comparing United States to Denmark

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


MAKE 28.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Denmark  DENMARK ($37,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Denmark, that number is $37,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Denmark GDP

CONSUME 50.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Denmark  DENMARK (6,026 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Denmark, it is 6,026 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Denmark electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Denmark  DENMARK (0.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Denmark, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. Denmark AIDS percentage

BE 33.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Denmark  DENMARK (4.10 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 Denmark, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.10 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Denmark infant mortality

BE 17.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Denmark  DENMARK (6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Denmark 6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Denmark unemployment rate

HAVE 23.8% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Denmark  DENMARK (10.22 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Denmark, however, there are a total of 10.22 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Denmark birth rate

BE 11.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Denmark  DENMARK (13.4% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Denmark, 13.4% are.
Category: United States vs. Denmark poverty

SEE A 63.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Denmark  DENMARK (7,314km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Denmark has a total of 7,314 km.
Category: United States vs. Denmark coastline

At a Glance: Denmark

  • Land Area: ~43 thousand sq km (United States is ~228 times bigger than Denmark)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Denmark (43,094 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Denmark

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 43,094 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

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