Comparing United States to Maldives

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


MAKE 82.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Maldives  MALDIVES ($9,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Maldives, that number is $9,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Maldives GDP

LIVE 4.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (75.15 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 75.15.
Category: United States vs. Maldives life expectancy

CONSUME 94.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (711 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Maldives, it is 711 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Maldives electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Maldives, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Maldives AIDS percentage

BE 3.99 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (24.59 per 1000 infants)
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That's 298.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Maldives, on the other hand, there are a total of 24.59 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Maldives infant mortality

BE 3.84 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (28% of people)
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That's 283.6% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Maldives 28% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Maldives unemployment rate

HAVE 16.2% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (15.59 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Maldives, however, there are a total of 15.59 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Maldives birth rate

BE 6% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (16% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Maldives, 16% are.
Category: United States vs. Maldives poverty

SEE A 96.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Maldives  MALDIVES (644km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Maldives has a total of 644 km.
Category: United States vs. Maldives coastline

At a Glance: Maldives

  • Land Area: ~298 sq km (United States is ~32,975 times bigger than Maldives)
  • Population: ~394 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Maldives (298 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Maldives

Maldives is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 298 sq km. A sultanate since the 12th century, the Maldives became a British protectorate in 1887. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated the islands' political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums. Following political demonstrations in the capital Male in August 2003, the president and his government pledged to embark upon a process of liberalization and democratic reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress was sluggish, however, and many promised reforms were slow to be realized. Nonetheless, political parties were legalized in 2005. In June 2008, a constituent assembly - termed the "Special Majlis" - finalized a new constitution, which was ratified by the president in August. The first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system were held in October 2008. GAYOOM was defeated in a runoff poll by Mohamed NASHEED, a political activist who had been jailed several years earlier by the former regime. President NASHEED faced a number of challenges including strengthening democracy and combating poverty and drug abuse. In early February 2012, after several weeks of street protests following his sacking of a top judge, NASHEED resigned the presidency and handed over power to Vice President Mohammed WAHEED Hassan Maniku. In mid-2012, a Commission of National Inquiry was set by the government to probe events leading up to NASHEED's resignation. Though the commission found no evidence of a coup, the report recommended the need to strengthen the country's democratic institutions to avert similar events in the future, and to further investigate alleged police misconduct during the crisis. Maldivian officials have played a prominent role in international climate change discussions (due to the islands' low elevation and the threat from sea-level rise) on the UN Human Rights Council and in other international forums, as well as in encouraging regional cooperation, especially between India and Pakistan.

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