If you moved to Jordan from the United States, you would:
MAKE 88.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
JORDAN ($6,100.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Jordan, that number is $6,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Jordan GDP
LIVE 5.5 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
JORDAN (74.10 years life expectancy)
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 (12,186 kWh per capita)
JORDAN (1,707 kWh per capita)
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 (6.17 per 1000 infants)
JORDAN (15.73 per 1000 infants)
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 (7.3% of people)
JORDAN (14% of people)
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 (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
JORDAN (25.23 babies per 1000 people)
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 (15.1% of people)
JORDAN (14.2% of people)
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 (19,924km of coastline)
JORDAN (26km of coastline)
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).
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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.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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