United States compared to Philippines

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make 86.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Philippines Philippines ($7,700 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $7,700.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - GDP Per Capita

pay 19.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Philippines Philippines (32% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Philippines, the top marginal tax rate is 32%.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Tax Rate

live 10.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Philippines Philippines (69.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Life Expectancy

consume 94.7% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Philippines Philippines (643 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Philippines, that number is 643 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Electricity Consumption

have 92% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Philippines Philippines (24 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Philippines, that number is 24 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Birth Rate

be 66.9% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Philippines Philippines (25.2% of people - 2012 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Philippines, that number is 25.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Poverty Line

be 3.8 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Philippines Philippines (21.9 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 Philippines, on the other hand, 21.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Infant Mortality

be 40.4% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Philippines Philippines (6.6% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Philippines, that number is 6.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Unemployment

see 82.1% more coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Philippines Philippines (36,289 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
Category: United States vs. Philippines - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Bureau of Internal Revenue.


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A brief history of Philippines

Philippines is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 300,000 sq km. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.

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