United States compared to Finland

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


make 27.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Finland Finland ($41,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $41,800.
Category: United States vs. Finland - GDP Per Capita

pay 30.3% more in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Finland Finland (51.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Finland, the top marginal tax rate is 51.6%.
Category: United States vs. Finland - Tax Rate

consume 22% more electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Finland Finland (14,732 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Finland, that number is 14,732 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Finland - Electricity Consumption

have 14.4% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Finland Finland (10.7 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 Finland, that number is 10.7 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Finland - Birth Rate

be 56.9% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Finland Finland (2.5 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 Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Finland - Infant Mortality

be 93.6% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Finland Finland (9.1% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 9.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Finland - Unemployment

see 93.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Finland Finland (1,250 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.
Category: United States vs. Finland - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Finnish Tax Administration.


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


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.

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