Comparing United States to Paraguay

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If you moved to Paraguay from the United States, you would:


MAKE 87.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY ($6,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Paraguay, that number is $6,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay GDP

LIVE 2.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY (76.80 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 76.80.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay life expectancy

CONSUME 91.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY (1,011 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Paraguay, it is 1,011 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Paraguay, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay AIDS percentage

BE 3.36 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY (20.75 per 1000 infants)
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That's 236.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, there are a total of 20.75 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay infant mortality

BE 9.6% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


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

HAVE 24.1% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY (16.66 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Paraguay, however, there are a total of 16.66 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay birth rate

BE 2.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Paraguay  PARAGUAY (34.7% of people)
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That's 129.8% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Paraguay, 34.7% are.
Category: United States vs. Paraguay poverty

At a Glance: Paraguay

  • Land Area: ~407 thousand sq km (United States is ~24 times bigger than Paraguay)
  • Population: ~7 million people (312 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Paraguay (406,752 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Paraguay

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 406,752 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

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