United States compared to Haiti

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


make 96.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Haiti Haiti ($1,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Haiti, the GDP per capita is $1,800.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - GDP Per Capita

live 16 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Haiti Haiti (63.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Haiti, the average life expectancy is 63.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Life Expectancy

consume 99.7% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Haiti Haiti (38 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Haiti, that number is 38 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Electricity Consumption

have 86.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Haiti Haiti (23.3 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 Haiti, that number is 23.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Birth Rate

be 3.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Haiti Haiti (58.5% of people - 2012 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Haiti, that number is 58.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Poverty Line

be 41.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Haiti Haiti (57.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Haiti, 57.7% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Access to Drinking Water

be 8.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Haiti Haiti (48.2 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 Haiti, on the other hand, 48.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Infant Mortality

be 8.6 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Haiti Haiti (40.6% of people - 2010 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Haiti, that number is 40.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Unemployment

see 91.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Haiti Haiti (1,771 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Haiti, that number is 1,771 km.
Category: United States vs. Haiti - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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A brief history of Haiti

Haiti is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 27,750 sq km. The native Taino - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first post-colonial black-led nation in the world, declaring its independence in 1804. Currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has experienced political instability for most of its history. After an armed rebellion led to the forced resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE in February 2004, an interim government took office to organize new elections under the auspices of the United Nations. Continued instability and technical delays prompted repeated postponements, but Haiti inaugurated a democratically elected president and parliament in May of 2006. This was followed by contested elections in 2010 that resulted in the election of Haiti's current President, Michel MARTELLY. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 25 km (15 mi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Estimates are that over 300,000 people were killed and some 1.5 million left homeless. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years.

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