Comparing United States to United Arab Emirates

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MAKE 43.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ($29,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in United Arab Emirates, that number is $29,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates GDP

LIVE 2.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (77.09 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In United Arab Emirates, the average life expectancy is 77.09.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates life expectancy

CONSUME 24.2% MORE ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (15,131 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In United Arab Emirates, it is 15,131 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (0.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In United Arab Emirates, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates AIDS percentage

BE 77% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (10.92 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 United Arab Emirates, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.92 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates infant mortality

BE 67.1% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2.4% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in United Arab Emirates 2.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates unemployment rate

HAVE 15.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (15.54 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In United Arab Emirates, however, there are a total of 15.54 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates birth rate

BE 29.1% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (19.5% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In United Arab Emirates, 19.5% are.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates poverty

SEE A 93.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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United Arab Emirates  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (1,318km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 km.
Category: United States vs. United Arab Emirates coastline

At a Glance: United Arab Emirates

  • Land Area: ~84 thousand sq km (United States is ~118 times bigger than United Arab Emirates)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)
  • Etiquette: In United Arab Emirates, "Cheers!" = "Schucrame!"

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of United Arab Emirates (83,600 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).

Etiquette in United Arab Emirates

Tipping:
  • It is customary to tip 10-15% at restaurants
Do's & Don'ts:
  • DO NOT show the bottom of your feet
  • DO NOT point your foot at someone
Table Manners:
  • Keep left hand away from the table
  • Do not drink alcohol with meals
Greetings:
  • Shake hands when meeting a new person
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A brief history of United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 83,600 sq km. The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states - Abu Dhabi, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah. The UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Its high oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region. For more than three decades, oil and global finance drove the UAE's economy. However, in 2008-09, the confluence of falling oil prices, collapsing real estate prices, and the international banking crisis hit the UAE especially hard. The UAE has essentially avoided the "Arab Spring" unrest seen elsewhere in the Middle East, though in March 2011, political activists and intellectuals signed a petition calling for greater public participation in governance that was widely circulated on the Internet. In an effort to stem potential further unrest, the government announced a multi-year, $1.6-billion infrastructure investment plan for the poorer northern emirates and aggressively pursued advocates of political reform.

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