United States compared to Madagascar

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


make 97.4% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Madagascar Madagascar ($1,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,500.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - GDP Per Capita

pay 49.5% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Madagascar Madagascar (20% 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 Madagascar, the top marginal tax rate is 20%.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Tax Rate

live 13.9 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Madagascar Madagascar (65.9 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 65.9 years.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Life Expectancy

consume 99.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Madagascar Madagascar (53 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Madagascar, that number is 53 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Electricity Consumption

have 2.6 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Madagascar Madagascar (32.1 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 Madagascar, that number is 32.1 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Birth Rate

be 5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Madagascar Madagascar (75.3% of people - 2010 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Madagascar, that number is 75.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Poverty Line

be 48.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Madagascar Madagascar (51.5% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Madagascar, 51.5% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Access to Drinking Water

be 7.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Madagascar Madagascar (42.4 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 Madagascar, on the other hand, 42.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Infant Mortality

see 75.8% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Madagascar Madagascar (4,828 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.
Category: United States vs. Madagascar - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and General Direction of Taxes.


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


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.

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