Comparing United States to Slovakia

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If you lived in Slovakia instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 53.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA ($24,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Slovakia, that number is $24,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia GDP

LIVE 2.9 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA (76.69 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Slovakia, the average life expectancy is 76.69.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia life expectancy

CONSUME 60.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA (4,826 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Slovakia, it is 4,826 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia electricity consumption

BE 13.3% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA (5.35 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 Slovakia, on the other hand, there are a total of 5.35 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia infant mortality

BE 97.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA (14.4% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Slovakia 14.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia unemployment rate

HAVE 25.4% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA (10.01 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Slovakia, however, there are a total of 10.01 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia birth rate

BE 39.1% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Slovakia  SLOVAKIA (21% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Slovakia, 21% are.
Category: United States vs. Slovakia poverty

At a Glance: Slovakia

  • Land Area: ~49 thousand sq km (United States is ~200 times bigger than Slovakia)
  • Population: ~5 million people (313 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Slovakia (49,035 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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