Comparing United States to Turkmenistan

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


MAKE 81.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN ($9,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Turkmenistan, that number is $9,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan GDP

LIVE 10.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (69.47 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 69.47.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan life expectancy

CONSUME 72.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (3,302 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Turkmenistan, it is 3,302 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan electricity consumption

BE 28.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (71.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Turkmenistan, 71.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan drinking water access

BE 6.18 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (38.13 per 1000 infants)
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That's 518% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Turkmenistan, on the other hand, there are a total of 38.13 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan infant mortality

BE 8.22 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (60% of people)
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That's 721.9% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Turkmenistan 60% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan unemployment rate

HAVE 45% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (19.46 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Turkmenistan, however, there are a total of 19.46 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan birth rate

BE 98.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Turkmenistan  TURKMENISTAN (30% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Turkmenistan, 30% are.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan poverty

At a Glance: Turkmenistan

  • Land Area: ~488 thousand sq km (United States is ~20 times bigger than Turkmenistan)
  • Population: ~5 million people (314 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Turkmenistan (488,100 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 488,100 sq km. Present-day Turkmenistan covers territory that has been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries. The area was ruled in antiquity by various Persian empires, and was conquered by Alexander the Great, Muslim crusaders, the Mongols, Turkic warriors, and eventually the Russians. In medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road. Annexed by Russia in the late 1800s, Turkmenistan later figured prominently in the anti-Bolshevik movement in Central Asia. In 1924, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic; it achieved independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves, which have yet to be fully exploited, have begun to transform the country. Turkmenistan is moving to expand its extraction and delivery projects. The Government of Turkmenistan is actively working to diversify its gas export routes beyond the still important Russian pipeline network. In 2010, new gas export pipelines that carry Turkmen gas to China and to northern Iran began operating, effectively ending the Russian monopoly on Turkmen gas exports. President for Life Saparmurat NYYAZOW died in December 2006, and Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential election in February 2007. Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, a deputy cabinet chairman under NYYAZOW, emerged as the country's new president; he was chosen as president again in February 2012, in an election that the OSCE said lacked the freedoms necessary to create a competitive environment.

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