Comparing United States to Mali

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


MAKE 97.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Mali  MALI ($1,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Mali, that number is $1,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mali GDP

LIVE 24.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Mali  MALI (54.95 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Mali, the average life expectancy is 54.95.
Category: United States vs. Mali life expectancy

CONSUME 99.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Mali  MALI (29 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Mali, it is 29 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mali electricity consumption

BE 50% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Mali  MALI (0.9% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mali, that number is 0.9%.
Category: United States vs. Mali AIDS percentage

BE 32.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Mali  MALI (67.2% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Mali, 67.2% do.
Category: United States vs. Mali drinking water access

BE 16.91 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Mali  MALI (104.34 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1591.1% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Mali, on the other hand, there are a total of 104.34 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mali infant mortality

BE 4.11 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Mali  MALI (30% of people)
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That's 311% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Mali 30% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Mali unemployment rate

HAVE 3.39 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Mali  MALI (45.53 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 239.3% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Mali, however, there are a total of 45.53 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mali birth rate

BE 2.39 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Mali  MALI (36.1% of people)
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That's 139.1% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Mali, 36.1% are.
Category: United States vs. Mali poverty

At a Glance: Mali

  • Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~8 times bigger than Mali)
  • Population: ~16 million people (302 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Mali (1,240,192 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Mali

Mali is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,240,192 sq km. The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 by a military coup that ushered in a period of democratic rule. President Alpha KONARE won Mali's first two democratic presidential elections in 1992 and 1997. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, he stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou Toumani TOURE, who was elected to a second term in 2007 elections that were widely judged to be free and fair. Malian returnees from Libya in 2011 exacerbated tensions in northern Mali, and Tuareg ethnic militias started a rebellion in January 2012. Low- and mid-level soldiers, frustrated with the poor handling of the rebellion overthrew TOURE on 22 March. Intensive mediation efforts led by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) returned power to a civilian administration in April with the appointment of interim President Dioncounda TRAORE. The post-coup chaos led to rebels expelling the Malian military from the three northern regions of the country and allowed Islamic militants to set up strongholds. Hundreds of thousands of northern Malians fled the violence to southern Mali and neighboring countries, exacerbating regional food insecurity in host communities. An international military intervention to retake the three northern regions began in January 2013 and within a month most of the north had been retaken. In a democratic presidential election conducted in July and August of 2013, Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA was elected president in the second round.

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