Comparing United States to Marshall Islands

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If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 83.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Marshall Islands  MARSHALL ISLANDS ($8,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Marshall Islands, that number is $8,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Marshall Islands GDP

LIVE 7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Marshall Islands  MARSHALL ISLANDS (72.58 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Marshall Islands, the average life expectancy is 72.58.
Category: United States vs. Marshall Islands life expectancy

BE 3.47 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Marshall Islands  MARSHALL ISLANDS (21.39 per 1000 infants)
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That's 246.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, there are a total of 21.39 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Marshall Islands infant mortality

BE 4.93 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Marshall Islands  MARSHALL ISLANDS (36% of people)
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That's 393.2% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Marshall Islands 36% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Marshall Islands unemployment rate

HAVE 96.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Marshall Islands  MARSHALL ISLANDS (26.36 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Marshall Islands, however, there are a total of 26.36 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Marshall Islands birth rate

SEE A 98.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Marshall Islands  MARSHALL ISLANDS (370km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Marshall Islands has a total of 370 km.
Category: United States vs. Marshall Islands coastline

At a Glance: Marshall Islands

  • Land Area: ~181 sq km (United States is ~54,291 times bigger than Marshall Islands)
  • Population: ~71 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Marshall Islands (181 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

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