Comparing United States to Kyrgyzstan

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MAKE 95.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN ($2,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Kyrgyzstan, that number is $2,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan GDP

LIVE 9.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (70.06 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Kyrgyzstan, the average life expectancy is 70.06.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan life expectancy

CONSUME 89.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (1,307 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Kyrgyzstan, it is 1,307 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan AIDS percentage

BE 11.7% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (87.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Kyrgyzstan, 87.6% do.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan drinking water access

BE 4.65 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (28.71 per 1000 infants)
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That's 365.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, there are a total of 28.71 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan infant mortality

BE 17.8% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (8.6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Kyrgyzstan 8.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan unemployment rate

HAVE 73.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (23.33 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Kyrgyzstan, however, there are a total of 23.33 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan birth rate

BE 2.23 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Kyrgyzstan  KYRGYZSTAN (33.7% of people)
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That's 123.2% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Kyrgyzstan, 33.7% are.
Category: United States vs. Kyrgyzstan poverty

At a Glance: Kyrgyzstan

  • Land Area: ~200 thousand sq km (United States is ~49 times bigger than Kyrgyzstan)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Kyrgyzstan (199,951 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 199,951 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

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