United States compared to Slovakia

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


make 45.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Slovakia Slovakia ($31,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Slovakia, the GDP per capita is $31,200.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - GDP Per Capita

live 2.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Slovakia Slovakia (77.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Slovakia, the average life expectancy is 77.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - Life Expectancy

consume 56.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Slovakia Slovakia (5,207 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Slovakia, that number is 5,207 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - Electricity Consumption

have 21.6% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Slovakia Slovakia (9.8 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovakia, that number is 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - Birth Rate

be 16.6% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Slovakia Slovakia (12.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Slovakia, that number is 12.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - Poverty Line

be 10.3% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Slovakia Slovakia (5.2 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 Slovakia, on the other hand, 5.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - Infant Mortality

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Slovakia Slovakia (9.8% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Slovakia, that number is 9.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia - Unemployment

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


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A brief history of Slovakia

Slovakia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 49,035 sq km. Slovakia's roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the close of World War I, the Slovaks joined the Czechs to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar period, Slovak nationalist leaders pushed for autonomy within Czechoslovakia, and in 1939 Slovakia became an independent state allied with Nazi Germany. Following World War II, Czechoslovakia was reconstituted and came under communist rule within Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009.

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