United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $25,700.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Latvia, the top marginal tax rate is 23%.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - Tax Rate
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 74.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Latvia, that number is 3,459 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, that number is 9.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Latvia, that number is 9.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.
Category: United States vs. Latvia - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and State Revenue Service, 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.Compare Latvia to another country