United States compared to Fiji

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


make 83.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Fiji Fiji ($9,400 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,400.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - GDP Per Capita

live 7.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Fiji Fiji (72.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 72.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - Life Expectancy

consume 92.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Fiji Fiji (874 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Fiji, that number is 874 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - Electricity Consumption

have 52% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Fiji Fiji (19 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Fiji, that number is 19 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - Birth Rate

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Fiji Fiji (31% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Fiji, that number is 31% of people.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - Poverty Line

be 67.2% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Fiji Fiji (9.7 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 Fiji, on the other hand, 9.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - Infant Mortality

be 87.2% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Fiji Fiji (8.8% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 8.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - Unemployment

see 94.3% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Fiji Fiji (1,129 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.
Category: United States vs. Fiji - 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 Fiji

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

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