Comparing United States to Liechtenstein

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If you lived in Liechtenstein instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 69.3% MORE MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Liechtenstein  LIECHTENSTEIN ($89,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Liechtenstein, that number is $89,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Liechtenstein GDP

LIVE 2.1 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Liechtenstein  LIECHTENSTEIN (81.68 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 81.68.
Category: United States vs. Liechtenstein life expectancy

CONSUME 2.99 TIMES MORE ELECTRICTY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Liechtenstein  LIECHTENSTEIN (36,448 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Liechtenstein, it is 36,448 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Liechtenstein electricity consumption

BE 29.8% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Liechtenstein  LIECHTENSTEIN (4.33 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 Liechtenstein, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.33 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Liechtenstein infant mortality

BE 68.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Liechtenstein  LIECHTENSTEIN (2.3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Liechtenstein 2.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Liechtenstein unemployment rate

HAVE 21.5% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Liechtenstein  LIECHTENSTEIN (10.53 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Liechtenstein, however, there are a total of 10.53 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Liechtenstein birth rate

At a Glance: Liechtenstein

  • Land Area: ~160 sq km (United States is ~61,417 times bigger than Liechtenstein)
  • Population: ~37 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Liechtenstein (160 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

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