Comparing United States to Kiribati

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If you moved to Kiribati from the United States, you would:


MAKE 87.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI ($6,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Kiribati, that number is $6,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati GDP

LIVE 14.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (65.47 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Kiribati, the average life expectancy is 65.47.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati life expectancy

CONSUME 98.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (223 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Kiribati, it is 223 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati electricity consumption

BE 32.7% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (66.8% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Kiribati, 66.8% do.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati drinking water access

BE 5.73 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (35.37 per 1000 infants)
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That's 473.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, there are a total of 35.37 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati infant mortality

BE 72.6% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (2% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Kiribati 2% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati unemployment rate

HAVE 62.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (21.85 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Kiribati, however, there are a total of 21.85 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati birth rate

SEE A 94.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Kiribati  KIRIBATI (1,143km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Kiribati has a total of 1,143 km.
Category: United States vs. Kiribati coastline

At a Glance: Kiribati

  • Land Area: ~811 sq km (United States is ~12,117 times bigger than Kiribati)
  • Population: ~104 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Kiribati (811 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Kiribati

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

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