Comparing United States to Mongolia

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If you lived in Mongolia instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 88.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA ($5,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Mongolia, that number is $5,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia GDP

LIVE 10.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (68.98 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 68.98.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia life expectancy

CONSUME 89% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (1,338 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Mongolia, it is 1,338 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia electricity consumption

BE 14.7% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (84.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Mongolia, 84.6% do.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia drinking water access

BE 3.75 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (23.15 per 1000 infants)
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That's 275.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Mongolia, on the other hand, there are a total of 23.15 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia infant mortality

BE 23.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Mongolia 9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia unemployment rate

HAVE 55.6% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (20.88 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Mongolia, however, there are a total of 20.88 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia birth rate

BE 97.4% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Mongolia  MONGOLIA (29.8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Mongolia, 29.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Mongolia poverty

At a Glance: Mongolia

  • Land Area: ~2 million sq km (United States is ~6 times bigger than Mongolia)
  • Population: ~3 million people (316 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Mongolia (1,564,116 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Mongolia

Mongolia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,564,116 sq km. The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party that lasted until January 2012. In 2009, current President ELBEGDORJ of the Democratic Party was elected to office and was re-elected for his second term in June 2013. In 2010, the MPRP voted to retake the name of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a name it used in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, a new party was formed by former president ENKHBAYAR, which adopted the MPRP name. In the 2012 Parliamentary elections, a coalition of four political parties led by the Democratic Party, gained control of the Parliament.

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