Comparing United States to Ukraine

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MAKE 86% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE ($7,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Ukraine, that number is $7,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine GDP

LIVE 10.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (69.14 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 69.14.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine life expectancy

CONSUME 67.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (3,958 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Ukraine, it is 3,958 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine electricity consumption

BE 50% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (0.9% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ukraine, that number is 0.9%.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine AIDS percentage

BE 31.3% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (8.10 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Ukraine, on the other hand, there are a total of 8.10 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine infant mortality

BE 9.6% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Ukraine 8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine unemployment rate

HAVE 29.9% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (9.41 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Ukraine, however, there are a total of 9.41 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine birth rate

BE 59.6% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (24.1% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Ukraine, 24.1% are.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine poverty

SEE A 86% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Ukraine  UKRAINE (2,782km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Ukraine has a total of 2,782 km.
Category: United States vs. Ukraine coastline

At a Glance: Ukraine

  • Land Area: ~604 thousand sq km (United States is ~16 times bigger than Ukraine)
  • Population: ~44 million people (275 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Ukraine (603,550 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Ukraine

Ukraine is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 603,550 sq km. Ukraine was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kyivan Rus was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and eventually into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The cultural and religious legacy of Kyivan Rus laid the foundation for Ukrainian nationalism through subsequent centuries. A new Ukrainian state, the Cossack Hetmanate, was established during the mid-17th century after an uprising against the Poles. Despite continuous Muscovite pressure, the Hetmanate managed to remain autonomous for well over 100 years. During the latter part of the 18th century, most Ukrainian ethnographic territory was absorbed by the Russian Empire. Following the collapse of czarist Russia in 1917, Ukraine was able to achieve a short-lived period of independence (1917-20), but was reconquered and forced to endure a brutal Soviet rule that engineered two forced famines (1921-22 and 1932-33) in which over 8 million died. In World War II, German and Soviet armies were responsible for some 7 to 8 million more deaths. Although final independence for Ukraine was achieved in 1991 with the dissolution of the USSR, democracy and prosperity remained elusive as the legacy of state control and endemic corruption stalled efforts at economic reform, privatization, and civil liberties. A peaceful mass protest "Orange Revolution" in the closing months of 2004 forced the authorities to overturn a rigged presidential election and to allow a new internationally monitored vote that swept into power a reformist slate under Viktor YUSHCHENKO. Subsequent internal squabbles in the YUSHCHENKO camp allowed his rival Viktor YANUKOVYCH to stage a comeback in parliamentary (Rada) elections and to become prime minister in August of 2006, and to be elected president in February 2010. In October 2012, Ukraine held Rada elections, widely criticized by Western observers as flawed due to use of government resources to favor ruling party candidates, interference with media access, and harassment of opposition candidates. President YANUKOVYCH's backtracking on a trade and cooperation agreement with the EU in November 2013 - in favor of closer economic ties with Russia - led to a three-month protest occupation of Kyiv's central square. The government's eventual use of force to break up the protest camp in February 2014 led to all out pitched battles, scores of deaths, international condemnation, and the president's abrupt departure to Russia. An interim government scheduled new presidential elections for 25 May 2014. On 1 March 2014, one week after the overthrow in Kyiv, Russian President PUTIN ordered the invasion of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula claiming the action was to protect ethnic Russians living there. On 16 March 2014, a "referendum" was held regarding the integration of Crimea into the Russian Federation. The "referendum" was condemned as illegitimate by the Ukrainian Government, the EU, the US, and the UN General Assembly. Russian forces now occupy Crimea and Russian authorities claim it as Russian territory. The Ukrainian Government asserts that Crimea remains part of Ukraine.

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