Comparing United States to Morocco

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


MAKE 89.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Morocco  MOROCCO ($5,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Morocco, that number is $5,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Morocco GDP

LIVE 3.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (76.51 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 76.51.
Category: United States vs. Morocco life expectancy

CONSUME 94.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (716 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Morocco, it is 716 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Morocco electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Morocco, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Morocco AIDS percentage

BE 15.7% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (83.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Morocco, 83.6% do.
Category: United States vs. Morocco drinking water access

BE 3.97 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (24.52 per 1000 infants)
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That's 297.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Morocco, on the other hand, there are a total of 24.52 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Morocco infant mortality

BE 30.1% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (9.5% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Morocco 9.5% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Morocco unemployment rate

HAVE 37.6% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (18.47 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Morocco, however, there are a total of 18.47 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Morocco birth rate

SEE A 90.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Morocco  MOROCCO (1,835km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Morocco has a total of 1,835 km.
Category: United States vs. Morocco coastline

At a Glance: Morocco

  • Land Area: ~447 thousand sq km (United States is ~22 times bigger than Morocco)
  • Population: ~33 million people (286 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Morocco (446,550 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Morocco

Morocco is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 446,550 sq km. In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad al-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age. The Alaouite Dynasty, to which the current Moroccan royal family belongs, dates from the 17th century. In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended successfully in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier and most Spanish possessions were turned over to the new country that same year. Sultan MOHAMMED V, the current monarch's grandfather, organized the new state as a constitutional monarchy and in 1957 assumed the title of king. Although Morocco is not the UN-recognized Administering Power for the Western Sahara, it exercises de facto administrative control over 80% of the territory. The UN since 1991 has monitored a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front and leads ongoing negotiations over the status of the territory. King MOHAMMED VI in early 2011 responded to the spread of pro-democracy protests in the region by implementing a reform program that included a new constitution, passed by popular referendum in July 2011, under which some new powers were extended to parliament and the prime minister but ultimate authority remains in the hands of the monarch. In November 2012, the Justice and Development Party - a moderate Islamist party - won the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections, becoming the first Islamist party to lead the Moroccan Government.

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