United States compared to Djibouti

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


make 94.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Djibouti Djibouti ($3,400 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,400.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - GDP Per Capita

live 16.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Djibouti Djibouti (63.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 63.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - Life Expectancy

consume 96.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Djibouti Djibouti (472 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Djibouti, that number is 472 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - Electricity Consumption

have 88.8% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Djibouti Djibouti (23.6 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, that number is 23.6 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - Birth Rate

be 52.3% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Djibouti Djibouti (23% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Djibouti, that number is 23% of people.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - Poverty Line

be 8.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Djibouti Djibouti (47.2 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 Djibouti, on the other hand, 47.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - Infant Mortality

be 12.8 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Djibouti Djibouti (60% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 60% of people.
Category: United States vs. Djibouti - Unemployment

see 98.4% less coastline


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

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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