Comparing United States to Moldova

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


MAKE 92.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA ($3,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Moldova, that number is $3,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Moldova GDP

LIVE 9.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (70.12 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 70.12.
Category: United States vs. Moldova life expectancy

CONSUME 90.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (1,175 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Moldova, it is 1,175 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Moldova electricity consumption

BE 16.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (0.7% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Moldova, that number is 0.7%.
Category: United States vs. Moldova AIDS percentage

BE 2.1 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (12.93 per 1000 infants)
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That's 109.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Moldova, on the other hand, there are a total of 12.93 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Moldova infant mortality

BE 20.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (5.8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Moldova 5.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Moldova unemployment rate

HAVE 9% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (12.21 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Moldova, however, there are a total of 12.21 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Moldova birth rate

BE 45% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Moldova  MOLDOVA (21.9% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Moldova, 21.9% are.
Category: United States vs. Moldova poverty

At a Glance: Moldova

  • Land Area: ~34 thousand sq km (United States is ~290 times bigger than Moldova)
  • Population: ~4 million people (315 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Moldova (33,851 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Moldova

Moldova is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,851 sq km. Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although the country has been independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru River supporting the separatist region of Transnistria, composed of a Slavic majority population (mostly Ukrainians and Russians), but with a sizeable ethnic Moldovan minority. One of the poorest nations in Europe, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a communist, Vladimir VORONIN, as its president in 2001. VORONIN served as Moldova's president until he resigned in September 2009, following the opposition's gain of a narrow majority in July parliamentary elections and the Communist Party's (PCRM) subsequent inability to attract the three-fifths of parliamentary votes required to elect a president and, by doing so, put into place a permanent government. Four Moldovan opposition parties formed a new coalition, the Alliance for European Integration (AEI), iterations of which have acted as Moldova's governing coalitions since. Moldova experienced significant political uncertainty between 2009 and early 2012, holding three general elections and numerous presidential ballots in parliament, all of which failed to secure a president. Following November 2010 parliamentary elections, a reconstituted AEI-coalition consisting of three of the four original AEI parties formed a government, and in March 2012 was finally able to elect an independent as president. As of late May 2013, the ruling coalition - comprised of two of the original AEI parties and a splinter group from a third - is called the Pro-European Coalition. In November 2013, the Moldovan Government initialed an Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), advancing the coalition's policy priority of EU integration.

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