United States compared to Romania

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


make 61.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Romania Romania ($22,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $22,300.
Category: United States vs. Romania - GDP Per Capita

live 4.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Romania Romania (75.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Romania, the average life expectancy is 75.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Romania - Life Expectancy

consume 81.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Romania Romania (2,222 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Romania, that number is 2,222 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Romania - Electricity Consumption

have 28% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Romania Romania (9 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, that number is 9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Romania - Birth Rate

be 48.3% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Romania Romania (22.4% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Romania, that number is 22.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Romania - Poverty Line

be 65.5% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Romania Romania (9.6 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 Romania, on the other hand, 9.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Romania - Infant Mortality

be 42.6% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Romania Romania (6.7% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 6.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Romania - Unemployment

see 98.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Romania Romania (225 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.
Category: United States vs. Romania - 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 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.

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