Comparing United States to Malaysia

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MAKE 66.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA ($17,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Malaysia, that number is $17,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia GDP

LIVE 5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (74.52 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 74.52.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia life expectancy

CONSUME 69.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (3,724 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Malaysia, it is 3,724 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia electricity consumption

BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (0.4% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malaysia, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia AIDS percentage

BE 2.22 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (13.69 per 1000 infants)
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That's 121.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Malaysia, on the other hand, there are a total of 13.69 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia infant mortality

BE 57.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (3.1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Malaysia 3.1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia unemployment rate

HAVE 49.5% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (20.06 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Malaysia, however, there are a total of 20.06 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia birth rate

BE 74.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (3.8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Malaysia, 3.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia poverty

SEE A 76.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Malaysia  MALAYSIA (4,675km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km.
Category: United States vs. Malaysia coastline

At a Glance: Malaysia

  • Land Area: ~330 thousand sq km (United States is ~30 times bigger than Malaysia)
  • Population: ~30 million people (289 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Malaysia (329,847 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Malaysia

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 329,847 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

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