Comparing United States to Indonesia

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MAKE 90.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA ($5,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Indonesia, that number is $5,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia GDP

LIVE 7.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (72.17 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Indonesia, the average life expectancy is 72.17.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia life expectancy

CONSUME 94.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (623 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Indonesia, it is 623 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia electricity consumption

BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (0.4% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Indonesia, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia AIDS percentage

BE 14.4% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (84.9% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Indonesia, 84.9% do.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia drinking water access

BE 4.08 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (25.16 per 1000 infants)
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That's 307.8% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Indonesia, on the other hand, there are a total of 25.16 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia infant mortality

BE 9.6% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (6.6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Indonesia 6.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia unemployment rate

HAVE 27% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (17.04 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Indonesia, however, there are a total of 17.04 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia birth rate

BE 22.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (11.7% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Indonesia, 11.7% are.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia poverty

SEE A 174.6% INCREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Indonesia  INDONESIA (54,716km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Indonesia has a total of 54,716 km.
Category: United States vs. Indonesia coastline

At a Glance: Indonesia

  • Land Area: ~2 million sq km (United States is ~5 times bigger than Indonesia)
  • Population: ~254 million people (65 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Indonesia (1,904,569 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Indonesia

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,904,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

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