United States compared to Germany

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


make 15.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Germany Germany ($48,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $48,200.
Category: United States vs. Germany - GDP Per Capita

consume 45.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Germany Germany (6,602 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Germany, that number is 6,602 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Germany - Electricity Consumption

have 32% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Germany Germany (8.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, that number is 8.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Germany - Birth Rate

be 41.4% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Germany Germany (3.4 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 Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Germany - Infant Mortality

be 8.5% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Germany Germany (4.3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 4.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Germany - Unemployment

see 88% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Germany Germany (2,389 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
Category: United States vs. Germany - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Germany

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 357,022 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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