Comparing United States to Nauru

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


MAKE 90.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Nauru  NAURU ($5,000.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Nauru, that number is $5,000.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nauru GDP

LIVE 13.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Nauru  NAURU (66.40 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Nauru, the average life expectancy is 66.40.
Category: United States vs. Nauru life expectancy

CONSUME 71.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Nauru  NAURU (3,431 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Nauru, it is 3,431 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nauru electricity consumption

BE 33.1% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Nauru  NAURU (8.21 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, there are a total of 8.21 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nauru infant mortality

BE 12.33 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Nauru  NAURU (90% of people)
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That's 1132.9% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Nauru 90% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Nauru unemployment rate

HAVE 90.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Nauru  NAURU (25.61 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Nauru, however, there are a total of 25.61 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nauru birth rate

SEE A 99.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Nauru  NAURU (30km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Nauru has a total of 30 km.
Category: United States vs. Nauru coastline

At a Glance: Nauru

  • Land Area: ~21 sq km (United States is ~467,937 times bigger than Nauru)
  • Population: ~9 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Nauru (21 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Nauru

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

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