Comparing United States to Togo

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


MAKE 97.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Togo  TOGO ($1,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Togo, that number is $1,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Togo GDP

LIVE 15.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Togo  TOGO (64.06 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Togo, the average life expectancy is 64.06.
Category: United States vs. Togo life expectancy

CONSUME 99.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Togo  TOGO (92 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Togo, it is 92 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Togo electricity consumption

BE 4.8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Togo  TOGO (2.9% of people)
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That's 383.3% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.9%.
Category: United States vs. Togo AIDS percentage

BE 39.5% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Togo  TOGO (60% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Togo, 60% do.
Category: United States vs. Togo drinking water access

BE 7.57 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Togo  TOGO (46.73 per 1000 infants)
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That's 657.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, there are a total of 46.73 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Togo infant mortality

HAVE 2.57 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Togo  TOGO (34.52 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 157.2% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Togo, however, there are a total of 34.52 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Togo birth rate

BE 2.12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Togo  TOGO (32% of people)
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That's 111.9% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Togo, 32% are.
Category: United States vs. Togo poverty

SEE A 99.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Togo  TOGO (56km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Togo has a total of 56 km.
Category: United States vs. Togo coastline

At a Glance: Togo

  • Land Area: ~57 thousand sq km (United States is ~173 times bigger than Togo)
  • Population: ~7 million people (312 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Togo (56,785 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Togo

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 56,785 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

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