Comparing United States to Madagascar

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If you moved to Madagascar from the United States, you would:


MAKE 98.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR ($1,000.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Madagascar, that number is $1,000.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar GDP

LIVE 14.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (65.20 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 65.20.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar life expectancy

CONSUME 99.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (49 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Madagascar, it is 49 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar electricity consumption

BE 16.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (0.5% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Madagascar, that number is 0.5%.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar AIDS percentage

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (49.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Madagascar, 49.6% do.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar drinking water access

BE 7.27 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (44.88 per 1000 infants)
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That's 627.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Madagascar, on the other hand, there are a total of 44.88 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar infant mortality

HAVE 2.47 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (33.12 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 146.8% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Madagascar, however, there are a total of 33.12 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar birth rate

BE 3.31 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (50% of people)
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That's 231.1% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Madagascar, 50% are.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar poverty

SEE A 75.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Madagascar  MADAGASCAR (4,828km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Madagascar has a total of 4,828 km.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar coastline

At a Glance: Madagascar

  • Land Area: ~587 thousand sq km (United States is ~17 times bigger than Madagascar)
  • Population: ~23 million people (296 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Madagascar (587,041 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Madagascar

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 587,041 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

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