Comparing United States to Kuwait

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


MAKE 20.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT ($42,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Kuwait, that number is $42,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait GDP

LIVE 1.9 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (77.64 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Kuwait, the average life expectancy is 77.64.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait life expectancy

CONSUME 39.8% MORE ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (17,031 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Kuwait, it is 17,031 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Kuwait, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait AIDS percentage

BE 21.7% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (7.51 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Kuwait, on the other hand, there are a total of 7.51 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait infant mortality

BE 53.4% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (3.4% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Kuwait 3.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait unemployment rate

HAVE 51% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (20.26 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Kuwait, however, there are a total of 20.26 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait birth rate

SEE A 97.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Kuwait  KUWAIT (499km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Kuwait has a total of 499 km.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait coastline

At a Glance: Kuwait

  • Land Area: ~18 thousand sq km (United States is ~552 times bigger than Kuwait)
  • Population: ~3 million people (316 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Kuwait (17,818 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Kuwait

Kuwait is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 17,818 sq km. Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91. The AL-SABAH family has ruled since returning to power in 1991 and reestablished an elected legislature that in recent years has become increasingly assertive. The country witnessed the historic election in 2009 of four women to its National Assembly. Amid the 2010-11 uprisings and protests across the Arab world, stateless Arabs, known as bidun, staged small protests in February and March 2011 demanding citizenship, jobs, and other benefits available to Kuwaiti nationals. Youth activist groups - supported by opposition legislators - rallied repeatedly in 2011 for the prime minister's dismissal amid allegations of widespread government corruption. Demonstrators forced the prime minister to resign in late 2011. In late 2012, Kuwait witnessed unprecedented protests in response to the Amir's changes to the electoral law by decree reducing the number of votes per person from four to one. The opposition, led by a coalition of Sunni Islamists, tribalists, some liberals, and myriad youth groups, largely boycotted legislative elections in 2012 and 2013 ushering in legislatures more amenable to the government's agenda. Since 2006, the Amir has dissolved the National Assembly on five occasions (the Constitutional Court annulled the Assembly in June 2012 and again in June 2013) and shuffled the cabinet over a dozen times, usually citing political stagnation and gridlock between the legislature and the government.

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