United States compared to Georgia

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


make 82.4% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Georgia Georgia ($10,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Georgia, the GDP per capita is $10,100.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - GDP Per Capita

pay 49.5% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Georgia Georgia (20% 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 Georgia, the top marginal tax rate is 20%.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Tax Rate

live 3.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Georgia Georgia (76.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Georgia, the average life expectancy is 76.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Life Expectancy

consume 83.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Georgia Georgia (1,988 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Georgia, that number is 1,988 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Electricity Consumption

be 39.1% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Georgia Georgia (9.2% of people - 2010 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Georgia, that number is 9.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Poverty Line

be 2.7 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Georgia Georgia (15.6 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 Georgia, on the other hand, 15.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Infant Mortality

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Georgia Georgia (12.1% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Georgia, that number is 12.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Unemployment

see 98.4% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Georgia Georgia (310 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Georgia, that number is 310 km.
Category: United States vs. Georgia - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Georgia Department of Revenue.


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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.

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