Comparing United States to Guatemala

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If you lived in Guatemala instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 90% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA ($5,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Guatemala, that number is $5,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala GDP

LIVE 7.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (71.74 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 71.74.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala life expectancy

CONSUME 95.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (557 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Guatemala, it is 557 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala electricity consumption

BE 16.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (0.7% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guatemala, that number is 0.7%.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala AIDS percentage

BE 3.81 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (23.51 per 1000 infants)
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That's 281% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, there are a total of 23.51 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala infant mortality

BE 43.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (4.1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Guatemala 4.1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala unemployment rate

HAVE 89.7% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (25.46 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Guatemala, however, there are a total of 25.46 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala birth rate

BE 3.58 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (54% of people)
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That's 257.6% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Guatemala, 54% are.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala poverty

SEE A 98% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Guatemala  GUATEMALA (400km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Guatemala has a total of 400 km.
Category: United States vs. Guatemala coastline

At a Glance: Guatemala

  • Land Area: ~109 thousand sq km (United States is ~90 times bigger than Guatemala)
  • Population: ~15 million people (304 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Guatemala (108,889 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Guatemala

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 108,889 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

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