United States compared to Kuwait

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


make 24.4% more money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Kuwait Kuwait ($71,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Kuwait, the GDP per capita is $71,300.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - GDP Per Capita

live 1.8 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Kuwait Kuwait (78 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Kuwait, the average life expectancy is 78 years.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - Life Expectancy

consume 57.8% more electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Kuwait Kuwait (19,062 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Kuwait, that number is 19,062 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - Electricity Consumption

have 56.8% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Kuwait Kuwait (19.6 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Kuwait, that number is 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - Birth Rate

be 22.4% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Kuwait Kuwait (7.1 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 Kuwait, on the other hand, 7.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - Infant Mortality

be 36.2% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Kuwait Kuwait (3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Kuwait, that number is 3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - Unemployment

see 97.5% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Kuwait Kuwait (499 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Kuwait, that number is 499 km.
Category: United States vs. Kuwait - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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


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.

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