United States compared to Liberia

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


make 98.4% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Liberia Liberia ($900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Liberia, the GDP per capita is $900.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - GDP Per Capita

live 20.8 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Liberia Liberia (59 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Liberia, the average life expectancy is 59 years.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Life Expectancy

consume 99.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Liberia Liberia (69 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Liberia, that number is 69 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Electricity Consumption

have 2.7 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Liberia Liberia (33.9 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Liberia, that number is 33.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Birth Rate

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Liberia Liberia (63.8% of people - 2007 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Liberia, that number is 63.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Poverty Line

be 23.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Liberia Liberia (75.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Liberia, 75.6% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Access to Drinking Water

be 11.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Liberia Liberia (65.8 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 Liberia, on the other hand, 65.8 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Infant Mortality

be 18.1 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Liberia Liberia (85% of people - 2003 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Liberia, that number is 85% of people.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Unemployment

see 97.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Liberia Liberia (579 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Liberia, that number is 579 km.
Category: United States vs. Liberia - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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