United States compared to Ethiopia

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


make 96.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia ($1,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $1,900.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - GDP Per Capita

live 17.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (62.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 62.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Life Expectancy

consume 99.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (65 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Ethiopia, that number is 65 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Electricity Consumption

have 3 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (36.9 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ethiopia, that number is 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Birth Rate

be 96% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (29.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Ethiopia, that number is 29.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Poverty Line

be 42.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (57.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Ethiopia, 57.3% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Access to Drinking Water

be 8.8 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (51.1 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 Ethiopia, on the other hand, 51.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Infant Mortality

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Ethiopia Ethiopia (17.5% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Ethiopia, that number is 17.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Ethiopia - Unemployment

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,104,300 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

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