Comparing United States to Philippines

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MAKE 91.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES ($4,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Philippines, that number is $4,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Philippines GDP

LIVE 7.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES (72.48 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 72.48.
Category: United States vs. Philippines life expectancy

CONSUME 95.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES (528 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Philippines, it is 528 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Philippines electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


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

BE 2.86 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES (17.64 per 1000 infants)
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That's 185.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Philippines, on the other hand, there are a total of 17.64 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Philippines infant mortality

HAVE 80.6% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES (24.24 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Philippines, however, there are a total of 24.24 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Philippines birth rate

BE 75.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES (26.5% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Philippines, 26.5% are.
Category: United States vs. Philippines poverty

SEE A 82.1% INCREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Philippines  PHILIPPINES (36,289km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Philippines has a total of 36,289 km.
Category: United States vs. Philippines coastline

At a Glance: Philippines

  • Land Area: ~300 thousand sq km (United States is ~33 times bigger than Philippines)
  • Population: ~108 million people (211 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Philippines (300,000 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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