United States compared to Norway

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


make 20.9% more money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Norway Norway ($69,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $69,300.
Category: United States vs. Norway - GDP Per Capita

live 2 years longer


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Norway Norway (81.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Norway, the average life expectancy is 81.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Norway - Life Expectancy

consume 98.8% more electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Norway Norway (24,006 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Norway, that number is 24,006 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Norway - Electricity Consumption

be 56.9% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Norway Norway (2.5 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 Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Norway - Infant Mortality

see 26.2% more coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Norway Norway (25,148 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Norway, that number is 25,148 km.
Category: United States vs. Norway - 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 Norway

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 323,802 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

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