Comparing United States to Oman

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MAKE 43.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Oman  OMAN ($29,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Oman, that number is $29,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Oman GDP

LIVE 4.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Oman  OMAN (74.97 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Oman, the average life expectancy is 74.97.
Category: United States vs. Oman life expectancy

CONSUME 61% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Oman  OMAN (4,758 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Oman, it is 4,758 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Oman electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Oman  OMAN (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Oman, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Oman AIDS percentage

BE 2.27 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Oman  OMAN (14.00 per 1000 infants)
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That's 126.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Oman, on the other hand, there are a total of 14.00 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Oman infant mortality

BE 2.06 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Oman  OMAN (15% of people)
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That's 105.5% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Oman 15% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Oman unemployment rate

HAVE 82.3% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Oman  OMAN (24.47 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Oman, however, there are a total of 24.47 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Oman birth rate

SEE A 89.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Oman  OMAN (2,092km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Oman has a total of 2,092 km.
Category: United States vs. Oman coastline

At a Glance: Oman

  • Land Area: ~310 thousand sq km (United States is ~32 times bigger than Oman)
  • Population: ~3 million people (316 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Oman (309,500 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Oman

Oman is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 309,500 sq km. The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered on Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, a newly established sultanate in Muscat signed the first in a series of friendship treaties with Britain. Over time, Oman's dependence on British political and military advisors increased, but it never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al-Said overthrew his father, and he has since ruled as sultan. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries. Inspired by the popular uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa beginning in January 2011, some Omanis began staging marches, demonstrations, and sit-ins calling mostly for more jobs and economic benefits and an end to corruption. In response to those protester demands, QABOOS in 2011 pledged to implement economic and political reforms, such as granting legislative and regulatory powers to the Majlis al-Shura and introducing unemployment benefits. Additionally, in August 2012, the Sultan announced a royal directive mandating the speedy implementation of a national job creation plan for thousands of public and private sector jobs. As part of the government's efforts to decentralize authority and allow greater citizen participation in local governance, Oman successfully conducted its first municipal council elections in December 2012. Announced by the Sultan in 2011, the municipal councils will have the power to advise the Royal Court on the needs of local districts across Oman's 11 governorates.

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