Comparing United States to Guyana

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


MAKE 83.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Guyana  GUYANA ($8,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Guyana, that number is $8,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guyana GDP

LIVE 11.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Guyana  GUYANA (67.81 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 67.81.
Category: United States vs. Guyana life expectancy

CONSUME 94.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Guyana  GUYANA (696 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Guyana, it is 696 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guyana electricity consumption

BE 2.2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Guyana  GUYANA (1.3% of people)
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That's 116.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guyana, that number is 1.3%.
Category: United States vs. Guyana AIDS percentage

BE 5.44 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Guyana  GUYANA (33.56 per 1000 infants)
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That's 443.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Guyana, on the other hand, there are a total of 33.56 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guyana infant mortality

BE 50.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Guyana  GUYANA (11% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Guyana 11% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Guyana unemployment rate

HAVE 18.5% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Guyana  GUYANA (15.90 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Guyana, however, there are a total of 15.90 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guyana birth rate

BE 2.32 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Guyana  GUYANA (35% of people)
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That's 131.8% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Guyana, 35% are.
Category: United States vs. Guyana poverty

SEE A 97.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Guyana  GUYANA (459km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Guyana has a total of 459 km.
Category: United States vs. Guyana coastline

At a Glance: Guyana

  • Land Area: ~215 thousand sq km (United States is ~46 times bigger than Guyana)
  • Population: ~736 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Guyana (214,969 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Guyana

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 214,969 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

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