Comparing United States to Jordan

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MAKE 88.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Jordan  JORDAN ($6,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Jordan, that number is $6,100.00 per capita.
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LIVE 5.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Jordan  JORDAN (74.10 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Jordan, the average life expectancy is 74.10.
Category: United States vs. Jordan life expectancy

CONSUME 86% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Jordan  JORDAN (1,707 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Jordan, it is 1,707 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Jordan electricity consumption

BE 2.55 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Jordan  JORDAN (15.73 per 1000 infants)
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That's 154.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Jordan, on the other hand, there are a total of 15.73 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Jordan infant mortality

BE 91.8% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Jordan  JORDAN (14% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Jordan 14% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Jordan unemployment rate

HAVE 88% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Jordan  JORDAN (25.23 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Jordan, however, there are a total of 25.23 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Jordan birth rate

BE 6% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Jordan  JORDAN (14.2% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Jordan, 14.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Jordan poverty

SEE A 99.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Jordan  JORDAN (26km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Jordan has a total of 26 km.
Category: United States vs. Jordan coastline

At a Glance: Jordan

  • Land Area: ~89 thousand sq km (United States is ~110 times bigger than Jordan)
  • Population: ~8 million people (311 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Jordan (89,342 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Jordan

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 89,342 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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