United States compared to Denmark

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If you moved to Denmark from United States, you would..


make 18.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Denmark Denmark ($46,600 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $46,600.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - GDP Per Capita

consume 52.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Denmark Denmark (5,720 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Denmark, that number is 5,720 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - Electricity Consumption

have 16.8% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Denmark Denmark (10.4 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, that number is 10.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - Birth Rate

be 11.3% less likely to live 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, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Denmark, that number is 13.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - Poverty Line

be 31% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Denmark Denmark (4 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 Denmark, on the other hand, 4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - Infant Mortality

be 10.6% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Denmark Denmark (4.2% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 4.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - Unemployment

see 63.3% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Denmark Denmark (7,314 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.
Category: United States vs. Denmark - 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 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.

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