Comparing United States to Sudan

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MAKE 95.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Sudan  SUDAN ($2,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Sudan, that number is $2,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sudan GDP

LIVE 16.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Sudan  SUDAN (63.32 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 63.32.
Category: United States vs. Sudan life expectancy

CONSUME 98.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Sudan  SUDAN (160 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Sudan, it is 160 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sudan electricity consumption

BE 83.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Sudan  SUDAN (1.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sudan, that number is 1.1%.
Category: United States vs. Sudan AIDS percentage

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% do.
Category: United States vs. Sudan drinking water access

BE 8.57 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Sudan  SUDAN (52.86 per 1000 infants)
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That's 756.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, there are a total of 52.86 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sudan infant mortality

BE 2.74 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Sudan  SUDAN (20% of people)
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That's 174% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Sudan 20% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Sudan unemployment rate

HAVE 2.24 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Sudan  SUDAN (30.01 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 123.6% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Sudan, however, there are a total of 30.01 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sudan birth rate

BE 3.08 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Sudan  SUDAN (46.5% of people)
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That's 207.9% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Sudan, 46.5% are.
Category: United States vs. Sudan poverty

SEE A 95.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Sudan  SUDAN (853km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Sudan has a total of 853 km.
Category: United States vs. Sudan coastline

At a Glance: Sudan

  • Land Area: ~2 million sq km (United States is ~5 times bigger than Sudan)
  • Population: ~35 million people (283 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Sudan (1,861,484 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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