United States compared to Poland

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If you moved to Poland from United States, you would..


make 51.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Poland Poland ($27,700 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $27,700.
Category: United States vs. Poland - GDP Per Capita

live 2.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Poland Poland (77.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Poland, the average life expectancy is 77.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Life Expectancy

consume 69.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Poland Poland (3,686 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Poland, that number is 3,686 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Electricity Consumption

have 23.2% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Poland Poland (9.6 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Poland, that number is 9.6 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Birth Rate

be 14.6% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Poland Poland (17.3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Poland, that number is 17.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Poverty Line

be 22.4% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Poland Poland (4.5 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 Poland, on the other hand, 4.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Infant Mortality

be 2 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Poland Poland (9.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Poland, that number is 9.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Unemployment

see 97.8% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Poland Poland (440 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
Category: United States vs. Poland - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Poland

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 312,685 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

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