United States compared to Nepal

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


make 95.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Nepal Nepal ($2,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Nepal, the GDP per capita is $2,500.
Category: United States vs. Nepal - GDP Per Capita

live 9.1 years less


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

consume 98.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Nepal Nepal (134 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Nepal, that number is 134 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nepal - Electricity Consumption

have 59.2% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Nepal Nepal (19.9 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Nepal, that number is 19.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nepal - Birth Rate

be 66.9% more likely to live 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, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Nepal, that number is 25.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Nepal - Poverty Line

be 5 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Nepal Nepal (28.9 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 Nepal, on the other hand, 28.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Nepal - Infant Mortality

be 9.8 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Nepal Nepal (46% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Nepal, that number is 46% of people.
Category: United States vs. Nepal - 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 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

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