Comparing United States to Georgia

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MAKE 88.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Georgia  GEORGIA ($6,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Georgia, that number is $6,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Georgia GDP

LIVE 3.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (75.72 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Georgia, the average life expectancy is 75.72.
Category: United States vs. Georgia life expectancy

CONSUME 84.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (1,900 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Georgia, it is 1,900 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Georgia electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Georgia, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Georgia AIDS percentage

BE 2.7 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (16.68 per 1000 infants)
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That's 170.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Georgia, on the other hand, there are a total of 16.68 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Georgia infant mortality

BE 2.06 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (15% of people)
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That's 105.5% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Georgia 15% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Georgia unemployment rate

BE 39.1% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (9.2% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Georgia, 9.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Georgia poverty

SEE A 98.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Georgia  GEORGIA (310km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Georgia has a total of 310 km.
Category: United States vs. Georgia coastline

At a Glance: Georgia

  • Land Area: ~70 thousand sq km (United States is ~141 times bigger than Georgia)
  • Population: ~5 million people (314 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Georgia (69,700 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Georgia

Georgia is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 69,700 sq km. The region of present day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia. The area came under Roman influence in the first centuries A.D., and Christianity became the state religion in the 330s. Domination by Persians, Arabs, and Turks was followed by a Georgian golden age (11th-13th centuries) that was cut short by the Mongol invasion of 1236. Subsequently, the Ottoman and Persian empires competed for influence in the region. Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1921 and regained its independence when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Mounting public discontent over rampant corruption and ineffective government services, followed by an attempt by the incumbent Georgian Government to manipulate national legislative elections in November 2003 touched off widespread protests that led to the resignation of Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, president since 1995. In the aftermath of that popular movement, which became known as the "Rose Revolution," new elections in early 2004 swept Mikheil SAAKASHVILI into power along with his United National Movement (UNM) party. Progress on market reforms and democratization has been made in the years since independence, but this progress has been complicated by Russian assistance and support to the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Periodic flare-ups in tension and violence culminated in a five-day conflict in August 2008 between Russia and Georgia, including the invasion of large portions of undisputed Georgian territory. Russian troops pledged to pull back from most occupied Georgian territory, but in late August 2008 Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Russian military forces remain in those regions. Billionaire philanthropist Bidzina IVANISHVILI's unexpected entry into politics in October 2011 brought the divided opposition together under his Georgian Dream coalition, which won a majority of seats in the October 2012 parliamentary election and removed UNM from power. Conceding defeat, SAAKASHVILI named IVANISHVILI as prime minister and allowed Georgian Dream to create a new government. Georgian Dream's Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI was inaugurated as president on 17 November 2013, ending a tense year of power-sharing between SAAKASHVILI and IVANISHVILI. IVANISHVILI voluntarily resigned from office after the presidential succession, and Georgia's legislature on 20 November 2013 confirmed Irakli GARIBASHVILI as his replacement. Georgia's recent elections represent unique examples of a former Soviet state that emerged to conduct democratic and peaceful government transitions of power. Popular and government support for integration with the West is high in Georgia. Joining the EU and NATO are among the country's top foreign policy goals.

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