Comparing United States to Qatar

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MAKE 93.4% MORE MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Qatar  QATAR ($102,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Qatar, that number is $102,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Qatar GDP

LIVE 1.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Qatar  QATAR (78.38 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Qatar, the average life expectancy is 78.38.
Category: United States vs. Qatar life expectancy

CONSUME 20.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Qatar  QATAR (9,660 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Qatar, it is 9,660 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Qatar electricity consumption

BE 95.9% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Qatar  QATAR (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Qatar 0.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Qatar unemployment rate

HAVE 25.9% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Qatar  QATAR (9.95 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Qatar, however, there are a total of 9.95 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Qatar birth rate

SEE A 97.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Qatar  QATAR (563km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Qatar has a total of 563 km.
Category: United States vs. Qatar coastline

At a Glance: Qatar

  • Land Area: ~12 thousand sq km (United States is ~848 times bigger than Qatar)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Qatar (11,586 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Qatar

Qatar is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 11,586 sq km. Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew the father in a bloodless coup in 1995. In short order, HAMAD oversaw the creation of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera and Qatar's pursuit of a leadership role in mediating regional conflicts. In the 2000s, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar has not experienced domestic unrest or violence like that seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Since the outbreak of regional unrest, however, Doha has prided itself on its support for many of these popular revolutions, particularly in Libya and Syria. In mid-2013, HAMAD transferred power to his 33 year-old son, TAMIM bin Hamad - a peaceful abdication rare in the history of Arab Gulf states. TAMIM has prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country's infrastructure in anticipation of Doha's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

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