If you lived in Romania instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 72.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
ROMANIA ($14,400.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Romania, that number is $14,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Romania GDP
LIVE 4.9 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
ROMANIA (74.69 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 74.69.
Category: United States vs. Romania life expectancy
CONSUME 80.2% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
ROMANIA (2,410 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Romania, it is 2,410 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Romania electricity consumption
BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
ROMANIA (0.1% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Romania, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Romania AIDS percentage
BE 11.6% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER
UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
ROMANIA (87.7% of people)
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water.
In Romania, 87.7% do.
Category: United States vs. Romania drinking water access
BE 64.7% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
ROMANIA (10.16 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Romania, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.16 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Romania infant mortality
HAVE 30.9% FEWER BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
ROMANIA (9.27 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Romania, however, there are a total of 9.27 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Romania birth rate
BE 47% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
ROMANIA (22.2% of people)
In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Romania, 22.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Romania poverty
SEE A 98.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
ROMANIA (225km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Romania has a total of 225 km.
Category: United States vs. Romania coastline
At a Glance: Romania
Land Area: ~238 thousand sq km (United States is ~41 times bigger than Romania)
Population: ~22 million people (297 million more people live in United States)
How big is Romania compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Romania (238,391 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Romania
Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 238,391 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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