Comparing United States to Romania

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MAKE 72.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Romania  ROMANIA ($14,400.00 per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Romania  ROMANIA (74.69 years life expectancy)
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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  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Romania  ROMANIA (2,410 kWh per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Romania  ROMANIA (0.1% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Romania  ROMANIA (87.7% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Romania  ROMANIA (10.16 per 1000 infants)
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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  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Romania  ROMANIA (9.27 babies per 1000 people)
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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  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Romania  ROMANIA (22.2% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Romania  ROMANIA (225km of coastline)
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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).