United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Maldives, the GDP per capita is $15,300.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - GDP Per Capita
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 75.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Maldives, that number is 763 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Maldives, that number is 16 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Maldives, on the other hand, 22.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Maldives, that number is 11.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Maldives, that number is 644 km.
Category: United States vs. Maldives - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.
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.Compare Maldives to another country