United States compared to Israel

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


make 39.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Israel Israel ($34,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Israel, the GDP per capita is $34,800.
Category: United States vs. Israel - GDP Per Capita

live 2.6 years longer


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Israel Israel (82.4 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Israel, the average life expectancy is 82.4 years.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Life Expectancy

consume 39.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Israel Israel (7,319 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Israel, that number is 7,319 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Electricity Consumption

have 46.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Israel Israel (18.3 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Israel, that number is 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Birth Rate

be 45.7% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Israel Israel (22% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Israel, that number is 22% of people.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Poverty Line

be 39.7% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Israel Israel (3.5 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 Israel, on the other hand, 3.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Infant Mortality

be 6.4% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Israel Israel (5% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Israel, that number is 5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Unemployment

see 98.6% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Israel Israel (273 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Israel, that number is 273 km.
Category: United States vs. Israel - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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