Comparing United States to Swaziland

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If you moved to Swaziland from the United States, you would:


MAKE 89.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND ($5,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Swaziland, that number is $5,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland GDP

LIVE 29 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (50.54 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Swaziland, the average life expectancy is 50.54.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland life expectancy

CONSUME 93.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (745 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Swaziland, it is 745 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland electricity consumption

BE 44.2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (26.5% of people)
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That's 4316.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Swaziland, that number is 26.5%.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland AIDS percentage

BE 25.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (74.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Swaziland, 74.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland drinking water access

BE 8.89 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (54.82 per 1000 infants)
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That's 788.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Swaziland, on the other hand, there are a total of 54.82 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland infant mortality

BE 5.48 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (40% of people)
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That's 447.9% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Swaziland 40% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland unemployment rate

HAVE 87.6% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (25.18 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Swaziland, however, there are a total of 25.18 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland birth rate

BE 4.57 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Swaziland  SWAZILAND (69% of people)
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That's 357% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Swaziland, 69% are.
Category: United States vs. Swaziland poverty

At a Glance: Swaziland

  • Land Area: ~17 thousand sq km (United States is ~566 times bigger than Swaziland)
  • Population: ~1 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Swaziland (17,364 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Swaziland

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,364 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

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