Comparing United States to Finland

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MAKE 32% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Finland  FINLAND ($35,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Finland, that number is $35,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Finland GDP

CONSUME 32.1% MORE ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Finland  FINLAND (16,100 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Finland, it is 16,100 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Finland electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Finland  FINLAND (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Finland, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Finland AIDS percentage

BE 45.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Finland  FINLAND (3.36 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 Finland, on the other hand, there are a total of 3.36 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Finland infant mortality

BE 11% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Finland  FINLAND (8.1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Finland 8.1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Finland unemployment rate

HAVE 22.9% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Finland  FINLAND (10.35 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Finland, however, there are a total of 10.35 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Finland birth rate

SEE A 93.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Finland  FINLAND (1,250km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Finland has a total of 1,250 km.
Category: United States vs. Finland coastline

At a Glance: Finland

  • Land Area: ~338 thousand sq km (United States is ~29 times bigger than Finland)
  • Population: ~5 million people (314 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Finland (338,145 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Finland

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 338,145 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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