United States compared to Netherlands

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


make 11.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Netherlands Netherlands ($50,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $50,800.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - GDP Per Capita

consume 47.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Netherlands Netherlands (6,346 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Netherlands, that number is 6,346 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - Electricity Consumption

have 12.8% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Netherlands Netherlands (10.9 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - Birth Rate

be 39.7% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Netherlands Netherlands (9.1% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, that number is 9.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - Poverty Line

be 37.9% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Netherlands Netherlands (3.6 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 Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - Infant Mortality

be 31.9% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Netherlands Netherlands (6.2% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 6.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - Unemployment

see 97.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Netherlands Netherlands (451 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.
Category: United States vs. Netherlands - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Netherlands

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 41,543 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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