If you moved to Guatemala from the United States, you would:
MAKE 90% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
GUATEMALA ($5,300.00 per capita)
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 (79.56 years life expectancy)
GUATEMALA (71.74 years life expectancy)
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 (12,186 kWh per capita)
GUATEMALA (557 kWh per capita)
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 (0.6% of people)
GUATEMALA (0.7% of people)
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 (6.17 per 1000 infants)
GUATEMALA (23.51 per 1000 infants)
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 (7.3% of people)
GUATEMALA (4.1% of people)
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 (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
GUATEMALA (25.46 babies per 1000 people)
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 (15.1% of people)
GUATEMALA (54% of people)
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 (19,924km of coastline)
GUATEMALA (400km of coastline)
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).
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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).
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