United States compared to Turkmenistan

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If you moved to Turkmenistan from United States, you would..


make 69.8% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan ($17,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Turkmenistan, the GDP per capita is $17,300.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - GDP Per Capita

live 9.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (70.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 70.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Life Expectancy

consume 79.7% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (2,456 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Turkmenistan, that number is 2,456 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Electricity Consumption

have 54.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (19.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Turkmenistan, that number is 19.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Birth Rate

be 98.7% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (0.2% of people - 2012 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Turkmenistan, that number is 0.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Poverty Line

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% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Access to Drinking Water

be 6.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (35.5 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Turkmenistan, on the other hand, 35.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Infant Mortality

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (11% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Turkmenistan, that number is 11% of people.
Category: United States vs. Turkmenistan - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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