Comparing United States to Fiji

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MAKE 90.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Fiji  FIJI ($4,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Fiji, that number is $4,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Fiji GDP

LIVE 7.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Fiji  FIJI (72.15 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 72.15.
Category: United States vs. Fiji life expectancy

CONSUME 92.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Fiji  FIJI (895 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Fiji, it is 895 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Fiji electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Fiji  FIJI (0.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Fiji, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. Fiji AIDS percentage

BE 65.3% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Fiji  FIJI (10.20 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.20 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Fiji infant mortality

HAVE 48% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Fiji  FIJI (19.86 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Fiji, however, there are a total of 19.86 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Fiji birth rate

BE 2.05 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE 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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That's 105.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Fiji, 31% are.
Category: United States vs. Fiji poverty

SEE A 94.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Fiji  FIJI (1,129km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Fiji has a total of 1,129 km.
Category: United States vs. Fiji coastline

At a Glance: Fiji

  • Land Area: ~18 thousand sq km (United States is ~538 times bigger than Fiji)
  • Population: ~903 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Fiji (18,274 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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