Comparing United States to New Caledonia

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If you moved to New Caledonia from the United States, you would:


MAKE 28.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA ($37,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in New Caledonia, that number is $37,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia GDP

LIVE 2.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA (77.31 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In New Caledonia, the average life expectancy is 77.31.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia life expectancy

CONSUME 43.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA (6,870 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In New Caledonia, it is 6,870 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia electricity consumption

BE 11.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA (5.46 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 New Caledonia, on the other hand, there are a total of 5.46 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia infant mortality

BE 2.34 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA (17.1% of people)
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That's 134.2% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in New Caledonia 17.1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia unemployment rate

HAVE 16% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA (15.57 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In New Caledonia, however, there are a total of 15.57 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia birth rate

SEE A 88.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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New Caledonia  NEW CALEDONIA (2,254km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while New Caledonia has a total of 2,254 km.
Category: United States vs. New Caledonia coastline

At a Glance: New Caledonia

  • Land Area: ~19 thousand sq km (United States is ~529 times bigger than New Caledonia)
  • Population: ~268 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of New Caledonia (18,575 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,575 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

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