Comparing United States to Sweden

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MAKE 22.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Sweden  SWEDEN ($40,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Sweden, that number is $40,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sweden GDP

LIVE 2.3 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (81.89 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Sweden, the average life expectancy is 81.89.
Category: United States vs. Sweden life expectancy

CONSUME 14.8% MORE ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (13,986 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Sweden, it is 13,986 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sweden electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sweden, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Sweden AIDS percentage

BE 57.9% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (2.60 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 Sweden, on the other hand, there are a total of 2.60 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sweden infant mortality

BE 11% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (8.1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Sweden 8.1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Sweden unemployment rate

HAVE 11.2% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (11.92 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Sweden, however, there are a total of 11.92 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sweden birth rate

SEE A 83.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Sweden  SWEDEN (3,218km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Sweden has a total of 3,218 km.
Category: United States vs. Sweden coastline

At a Glance: Sweden

  • Land Area: ~450 thousand sq km (United States is ~22 times bigger than Sweden)
  • Population: ~10 million people (309 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Sweden (450,295 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Sweden

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 450,295 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

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