United States compared to Sudan

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


make 92.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Sudan Sudan ($4,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,500.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - GDP Per Capita

pay 62.1% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Sudan Sudan (15% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2015)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Sudan, the top marginal tax rate is 15%.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Tax Rate

live 15.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Sudan Sudan (64.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Life Expectancy

consume 97.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Sudan Sudan (269 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Sudan, that number is 269 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Electricity Consumption

have 2.3 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Sudan Sudan (28.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, that number is 28.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Birth Rate

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Sudan Sudan (46.5% of people - 2009 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Sudan, that number is 46.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Poverty Line

be 44.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Sudan Sudan (55.5% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Sudan, 55.5% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Access to Drinking Water

be 8.7 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Sudan Sudan (50.2 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 Sudan, on the other hand, 50.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Infant Mortality

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Sudan Sudan (13.6% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 13.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Unemployment

see 95.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Sudan Sudan (853 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.
Category: United States vs. Sudan - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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A brief history of Sudan

Sudan is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,861,484 sq km. Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from Anglo-Egyptian co rule in 1956. Sudan was embroiled in two prolonged civil wars during most of the remainder of the 20th century. These conflicts were rooted in northern economic, political, and social domination of largely non-Muslim, non-Arab southern Sudanese. The first civil war ended in 1972 but another broke out in 1983. Peace talks gained momentum in 2002-04 with the signing of several accords. The final North/South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in January 2005, granted the southern rebels autonomy for six years followed by a referendum on independence for Southern Sudan. The referendum was held in January 2011 and indicated overwhelming support for independence. South Sudan became independent on 9 July 2011. Sudan and South Sudan have yet to fully implement security and economic agreements signed on September 27, 2012 relating to the normalization of relations between the two countries. The final disposition of the contested Abyei region has also to be decided. Since South Sudan's independence, conflict has broken out between the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, which has resulted in 1.2 million internally displaced persons or severely affected persons in need of humanitarian assistance. A separate conflict, which broke out in the western region of Darfur in 2003, has displaced nearly two million people and caused an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 deaths. Violence in Darfur in 2013 resulted in an additional estimated 6,000 civilians killed and 500,000 displaced. The UN and the African Union have jointly commanded a Darfur peacekeeping operation known as the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) since 2007. Peacekeeping troops have struggled to stabilize the situation and have increasingly become targets for attacks by armed groups. In 2013, 16 peacekeepers were killed, UNAMID's deadliest year so far. Sudan also has faced refugee influxes from neighboring countries, primarily Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. Armed conflict, poor transport infrastructure, and government denial of access have impeded the provision of humanitarian assistance to affected populations.

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