If you lived in Panama instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 68.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
PANAMA ($16,500.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Panama, that number is $16,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Panama GDP
LIVE 1.3 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
PANAMA (78.30 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 78.30.
Category: United States vs. Panama life expectancy
CONSUME 85.9% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
PANAMA (1,721 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Panama, it is 1,721 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Panama electricity consumption
BE 16.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
PANAMA (0.7% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Panama, that number is 0.7%.
Category: United States vs. Panama AIDS percentage
BE 73.4% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
PANAMA (10.70 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Panama, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.70 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Panama infant mortality
BE 38.4% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
PANAMA (4.5% of people)
In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Panama 4.5% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Panama unemployment rate
HAVE 38.7% MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
PANAMA (18.61 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Panama, however, there are a total of 18.61 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Panama birth rate
BE 72.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
PANAMA (26% of people)
In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Panama, 26% are.
Category: United States vs. Panama poverty
SEE A 87.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
PANAMA (2,490km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Panama has a total of 2,490 km.
Category: United States vs. Panama coastline
At a Glance: Panama
Land Area: ~75 thousand sq km (United States is ~130 times bigger than Panama)
Population: ~4 million people (315 million more people live in United States)
How big is Panama compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Panama (75,420 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Panama
Panama is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 75,420 sq km. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) to expand the Canal. The project, which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity, is expected to be completed in 2015.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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