If you lived in Liberia instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 98.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
LIBERIA ($700.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Liberia, that number is $700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Liberia GDP
LIVE 21.4 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
LIBERIA (58.21 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Liberia, the average life expectancy is 58.21.
Category: United States vs. Liberia life expectancy
CONSUME 99.4% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
LIBERIA (76 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Liberia, it is 76 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Liberia electricity consumption
BE 50% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
LIBERIA (0.9% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Liberia, that number is 0.9%.
Category: United States vs. Liberia AIDS percentage
BE 24.8% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER
UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
LIBERIA (74.6% of people)
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water.
In Liberia, 74.6% do.
Category: United States vs. Liberia drinking water access
BE 11.21 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
LIBERIA (69.19 per 1000 infants)
That's 1021.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Liberia, on the other hand, there are a total of 69.19 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Liberia infant mortality
BE 11.64 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
LIBERIA (85% of people)
That's 1064.4% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Liberia 85% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Liberia unemployment rate
HAVE 2.61 TIMES MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
LIBERIA (35.07 babies per 1000 people)
That's 161.3% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Liberia, however, there are a total of 35.07 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Liberia birth rate
BE 5.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
LIBERIA (80% of people)
That's 429.8% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Liberia, 80% are.
Category: United States vs. Liberia poverty
SEE A 97.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
LIBERIA (579km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Liberia has a total of 579 km.
Category: United States vs. Liberia coastline
At a Glance: Liberia
Land Area: ~111 thousand sq km (United States is ~88 times bigger than Liberia)
Population: ~4 million people (315 million more people live in United States)
How big is Liberia compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Liberia (111,369 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Liberia
Liberia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 111,369 sq km. Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendants of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior. In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel DOE ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. In December 1989, Charles TAYLOR launched a rebellion against DOE's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE was killed. A period of relative peace in 1997 allowed for elections that brought TAYLOR to power, but major fighting resumed in 2000. An August 2003 peace agreement ended the war and prompted the resignation of former president Charles TAYLOR, who faces war crimes charges in The Hague related to his involvement in Sierra Leone's civil war. After two years of rule by a transitional government, democratic elections in late 2005 brought President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF to power. She subsequently won reelection in 2011 in a second round vote that was boycotted by the opposition and remains challenged to build Liberia's economy and reconcile a nation still recovering from 14 years of fighting. The United Nations Security Council in September 2012 passed Resolution 2066 which calls for a reduction of UN troops in Liberia by half by 2015, bringing the troop total down to fewer than 4000, and challenging Liberia's security sector to fill the gaps.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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