Comparing United States to Nepal

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


MAKE 97.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Nepal  NEPAL ($1,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Nepal, that number is $1,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nepal GDP

LIVE 12.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Nepal  NEPAL (67.19 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 67.19.
Category: United States vs. Nepal life expectancy

CONSUME 99.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Nepal  NEPAL (89 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Nepal, it is 89 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nepal electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Nepal  NEPAL (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Nepal, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Nepal AIDS percentage

BE 11.2% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Nepal  NEPAL (88.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Nepal, 88.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Nepal drinking water access

BE 6.55 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Nepal  NEPAL (40.43 per 1000 infants)
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That's 555.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Nepal, on the other hand, there are a total of 40.43 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nepal infant mortality

BE 6.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Nepal  NEPAL (46% of people)
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That's 530.1% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Nepal 46% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Nepal unemployment rate

HAVE 57% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Nepal  NEPAL (21.07 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Nepal, however, there are a total of 21.07 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nepal birth rate

BE 66.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Nepal  NEPAL (25.2% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Nepal, 25.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Nepal poverty

At a Glance: Nepal

  • Land Area: ~147 thousand sq km (United States is ~67 times bigger than Nepal)
  • Population: ~31 million people (288 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Nepal (147,181 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Nepal

Nepal is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 147,181 sq km. In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there were four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the 2008 CA election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (UML). After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which and the Nepali Congress won the largest share of the seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place UML and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister

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