United States compared to Guyana

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


make 86.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Guyana Guyana ($7,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $7,900.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - GDP Per Capita

live 11.4 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Guyana Guyana (68.4 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 68.4 years.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Life Expectancy

consume 91% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Guyana Guyana (1,087 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Guyana, that number is 1,087 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Electricity Consumption

have 24% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Guyana Guyana (15.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guyana, that number is 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Birth Rate

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Guyana Guyana (35% of people - 2006 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Guyana, that number is 35% of people.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Poverty Line

be 5.4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Guyana Guyana (31.5 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 Guyana, on the other hand, 31.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Infant Mortality

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Guyana Guyana (11.1% of people - 2013)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Guyana, that number is 11.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Unemployment

see 97.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Guyana Guyana (459 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.
Category: United States vs. Guyana - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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