United States compared to Moldova

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If you moved to Moldova from United States, you would..


make 90.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Moldova Moldova ($5,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Moldova, the GDP per capita is $5,200.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - GDP Per Capita

live 9.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Moldova Moldova (70.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 70.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - Life Expectancy

consume 89.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Moldova Moldova (1,226 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Moldova, that number is 1,226 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - Electricity Consumption

be 37.7% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Moldova Moldova (20.8% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Moldova, that number is 20.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - Poverty Line

be 10.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Moldova Moldova (88.4% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Moldova, 88.4% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - Access to Drinking Water

be 2.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Moldova Moldova (12.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Moldova, on the other hand, 12.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - Infant Mortality

be 34% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Moldova Moldova (6.3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Moldova, that number is 6.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Moldova - Unemployment

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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