United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $21,100.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Turkey, the top marginal tax rate is 35%.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Tax Rate
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 74.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Turkey, that number is 2,578 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Turkey, that number is 16 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Turkey, that number is 16.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Poverty Line
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Turkey, on the other hand, 18.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Turkey, that number is 9.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
Category: United States vs. Turkey - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Turkey is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 783,562 sq km. Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the Kurdistan People's Congress or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2013, KGK and the Turkish Government agreed to a ceasefire that continues despite slow progress in ongoing peace talks. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.Compare Turkey to another country