Comparing United States to Latvia

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MAKE 63.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Latvia  LATVIA ($19,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Latvia, that number is $19,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Latvia GDP

LIVE 6.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Latvia  LATVIA (73.44 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 73.44.
Category: United States vs. Latvia life expectancy

CONSUME 75.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Latvia  LATVIA (3,030 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Latvia, it is 3,030 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Latvia electricity consumption

BE 16.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Latvia  LATVIA (0.7% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Latvia, that number is 0.7%.
Category: United States vs. Latvia AIDS percentage

BE 28.2% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Latvia  LATVIA (7.91 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 Latvia, on the other hand, there are a total of 7.91 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Latvia infant mortality

BE 34.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Latvia  LATVIA (9.8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Latvia 9.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Latvia unemployment rate

HAVE 27% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Latvia  LATVIA (9.79 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Latvia, however, there are a total of 9.79 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Latvia birth rate

SEE A 97.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Latvia  LATVIA (498km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Latvia has a total of 498 km.
Category: United States vs. Latvia coastline

At a Glance: Latvia

  • Land Area: ~65 thousand sq km (United States is ~152 times bigger than Latvia)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Latvia (64,589 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Latvia

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 64,589 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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