Comparing United States to Macedonia

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


MAKE 79.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA ($10,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Macedonia, that number is $10,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia GDP

LIVE 3.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA (75.80 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Macedonia, the average life expectancy is 75.80.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia life expectancy

CONSUME 72.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA (3,341 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Macedonia, it is 3,341 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia electricity consumption

BE 28% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA (7.90 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 Macedonia, on the other hand, there are a total of 7.90 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia infant mortality

BE 3.92 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA (28.6% of people)
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That's 291.8% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Macedonia 28.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia unemployment rate

HAVE 13.3% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA (11.64 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Macedonia, however, there are a total of 11.64 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia birth rate

BE 2.01 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Macedonia  MACEDONIA (30.4% of people)
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That's 101.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Macedonia, 30.4% are.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia poverty

At a Glance: Macedonia

  • Land Area: ~26 thousand sq km (United States is ~382 times bigger than Macedonia)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Macedonia (25,713 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Macedonia

Macedonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 25,713 sq km. Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations, but the issue of the name remained unresolved and negotiations for a solution are ongoing. Since 2004, the US and over 130 other nations have recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia. Ethnic Albanian grievances over perceived political and economic inequities escalated into an insurgency in 2001 that eventually led to the internationally brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting and established guidelines for constitutional amendments and the creation of new laws that enhanced the rights of minorities. Although Macedonia became an EU candidate in 2005, the country still faces challenges, including fully implementing the Framework Agreement, improving relations with Bulgaria, carrying out democratic reforms, and stimulating economic growth and development. Macedonia's membership in NATO was blocked by Greece at the Alliance's Summit of Bucharest in 2008.

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