United States compared to Jordan

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


make 80.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Jordan Jordan ($11,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $11,100.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - GDP Per Capita

pay 49.5% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Jordan Jordan (20% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Jordan, the top marginal tax rate is 20%.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Tax Rate

live 5.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Jordan Jordan (74.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Jordan, the average life expectancy is 74.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Life Expectancy

consume 83.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Jordan Jordan (1,954 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Jordan, that number is 1,954 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Electricity Consumption

have 2 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Jordan Jordan (25.5 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 Jordan, that number is 25.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Birth Rate

be 2.5 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Jordan Jordan (14.7 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 Jordan, on the other hand, 14.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Infant Mortality

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Jordan Jordan (14.8% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Jordan, that number is 14.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Unemployment

see 99.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Jordan Jordan (26 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.
Category: United States vs. Jordan - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Jordan Tax Service.


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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.

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