Comparing United States to Greece

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MAKE 55.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Greece  GREECE ($23,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Greece, that number is $23,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Greece GDP

CONSUME 57% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Greece  GREECE (5,234 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Greece, it is 5,234 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Greece electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


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

BE 22.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Greece  GREECE (4.78 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 Greece, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.78 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Greece infant mortality

BE 3.82 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Greece  GREECE (27.9% of people)
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That's 282.2% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Greece 27.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Greece unemployment rate

HAVE 34.4% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Greece  GREECE (8.80 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Greece, however, there are a total of 8.80 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Greece birth rate

BE 32.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Greece  GREECE (20% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Greece, 20% are.
Category: United States vs. Greece poverty

SEE A 31.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Greece  GREECE (13,676km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Greece has a total of 13,676 km.
Category: United States vs. Greece coastline

At a Glance: Greece

  • Land Area: ~132 thousand sq km (United States is ~74 times bigger than Greece)
  • Population: ~11 million people (308 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Greece (131,957 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Greece

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 131,957 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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