Comparing United States to Djibouti

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MAKE 94.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI ($2,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Djibouti, that number is $2,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti GDP

LIVE 17.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (62.40 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 62.40.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti life expectancy

CONSUME 96.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (373 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Djibouti, it is 373 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti electricity consumption

BE 2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (1.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Djibouti, that number is 1.2%.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti AIDS percentage

BE 8.14 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (50.20 per 1000 infants)
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That's 713.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Djibouti, on the other hand, there are a total of 50.20 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti infant mortality

BE 8.08 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (59% of people)
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That's 708.2% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Djibouti 59% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti unemployment rate

HAVE 79.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (24.08 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Djibouti, however, there are a total of 24.08 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti birth rate

SEE A 98.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Djibouti  DJIBOUTI (314km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Djibouti has a total of 314 km.
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At a Glance: Djibouti

  • Land Area: ~23 thousand sq km (United States is ~424 times bigger than Djibouti)
  • Population: ~810 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Djibouti (23,200 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Djibouti

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,200 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

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