Comparing United States to Tuvalu

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If you moved to Tuvalu from the United States, you would:


MAKE 93.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Tuvalu  TUVALU ($3,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Tuvalu, that number is $3,500.00 per capita.
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LIVE 13.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Tuvalu  TUVALU (65.81 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 65.81.
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BE 5.14 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Tuvalu  TUVALU (31.69 per 1000 infants)
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That's 413.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, there are a total of 31.69 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tuvalu infant mortality

HAVE 76.9% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Tuvalu  TUVALU (23.74 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Tuvalu, however, there are a total of 23.74 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tuvalu birth rate

SEE A 99.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Tuvalu  TUVALU (24km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Tuvalu has a total of 24 km.
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At a Glance: Tuvalu

  • Land Area: ~26 sq km (United States is ~377,949 times bigger than Tuvalu)
  • Population: ~11 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Tuvalu (26 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Tuvalu

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

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