United States compared to Macedonia

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


make 74.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Macedonia Macedonia ($14,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Macedonia, the GDP per capita is $14,500.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - GDP Per Capita

pay 74.7% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Macedonia Macedonia (10% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Macedonia, the top marginal tax rate is 10%.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - Tax Rate

live 3.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Macedonia Macedonia (76.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Macedonia, the average life expectancy is 76.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - Life Expectancy

consume 72.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Macedonia Macedonia (3,314 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Macedonia, that number is 3,314 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - Electricity Consumption

be 2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Macedonia Macedonia (30.4% of people - 2011 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Macedonia, that number is 30.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - Poverty Line

be 29.3% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Macedonia Macedonia (7.5 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 Macedonia, on the other hand, 7.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - Infant Mortality

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Macedonia Macedonia (24.9% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Macedonia, that number is 24.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Macedonia - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Public Revenue Office.


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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.

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