Comparing United States to Pakistan

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If you lived in Pakistan instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 94.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN ($3,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Pakistan, that number is $3,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan GDP

LIVE 12.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (67.05 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Pakistan, the average life expectancy is 67.05.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan life expectancy

CONSUME 97.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (357 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Pakistan, it is 357 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


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

BE 9.32 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (57.48 per 1000 infants)
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That's 831.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Pakistan, on the other hand, there are a total of 57.48 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan infant mortality

BE 9.6% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (6.6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Pakistan 6.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan unemployment rate

HAVE 72.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (23.19 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Pakistan, however, there are a total of 23.19 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan birth rate

BE 47.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (22.3% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Pakistan, 22.3% are.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan poverty

SEE A 94.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Pakistan  PAKISTAN (1,046km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Pakistan has a total of 1,046 km.
Category: United States vs. Pakistan coastline

At a Glance: Pakistan

  • Land Area: ~796 thousand sq km (United States is ~12 times bigger than Pakistan)
  • Population: ~196 million people (123 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Pakistan (796,095 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Pakistan

Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 796,095 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan.

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