Comparing United States to Israel

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MAKE 31.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Israel  ISRAEL ($36,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Israel, that number is $36,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Israel GDP

LIVE 1.7 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Israel  ISRAEL (81.28 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Israel, the average life expectancy is 81.28.
Category: United States vs. Israel life expectancy

CONSUME 48.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Israel  ISRAEL (6,230 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Israel, it is 6,230 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Israel electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Israel  ISRAEL (0.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Israel, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. Israel AIDS percentage

BE 35.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Israel  ISRAEL (3.98 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Israel, on the other hand, there are a total of 3.98 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Israel infant mortality

BE 20.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Israel  ISRAEL (5.8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Israel 5.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Israel unemployment rate

HAVE 37.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Israel  ISRAEL (18.44 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Israel, however, there are a total of 18.44 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Israel birth rate

SEE A 98.6% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Israel  ISRAEL (273km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Israel has a total of 273 km.
Category: United States vs. Israel coastline

At a Glance: Israel

  • Land Area: ~21 thousand sq km (United States is ~473 times bigger than Israel)
  • Population: ~8 million people (311 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Israel (20,770 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Israel

Israel is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 20,770 sq km. Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN proposed partitioning the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Nonetheless, an Israeli state was declared in 1948 and the Israelis subsequently defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without ending the deep tensions between the two sides. (The territories Israel occupied since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile, unless otherwise noted.) On 25 April 1982, Israel withdrew from the Sinai pursuant to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations were conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives and Syria to achieve a permanent settlement. Israel and Palestinian officials signed on 13 September 1993 a Declaration of Principles (also known as the "Oslo Accords"), enshrining the idea of a two-state solution to their conflict and guiding an interim period of Palestinian self-rule. Outstanding territorial and other disputes with Jordan were resolved in the 26 October 1994 Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace. Progress toward a permanent status agreement with the Palestinians was undermined by Israeli-Palestinian violence between 2001 and February 2005. Israel in 2005 unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza Strip, evacuating settlers and its military while retaining control over most points of entry into the Gaza Strip. The election of HAMAS to head the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006 froze relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). In 2006 Israel engaged in a 34-day conflict with Hizballah in Lebanon in June-August 2006 and a 23-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip during December 2008 and January 2009. Direct talks with the Palestinians launched in September 2010 collapsed following the expiration of Israel's 10-month partial settlement construction moratorium in the West Bank. In November 2012, Israel engaged in a seven-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Binyamin NETANYAHU formed a coalition government in March 2013 following general elections in January 2013. Direct talks with the Palestinians resumed in July 2013 and but were suspended in late April 2014.

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