If you lived in United Kingdom instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 29.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
UNITED KINGDOM ($37,300.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in United Kingdom, that number is $37,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom GDP
CONSUME 58.4% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
UNITED KINGDOM (5,072 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In United Kingdom, it is 5,072 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom electricity consumption
BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
UNITED KINGDOM (0.2% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In United Kingdom, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom AIDS percentage
BE 28% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
UNITED KINGDOM (4.44 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In United Kingdom, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.44 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom infant mortality
HAVE 8.9% FEWER BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
UNITED KINGDOM (12.22 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In United Kingdom, however, there are a total of 12.22 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom birth rate
BE 7.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
UNITED KINGDOM (16.2% of people)
In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In United Kingdom, 16.2% are.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom poverty
SEE A 37.6% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
UNITED KINGDOM (12,429km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km.
Category: United States vs. United Kingdom coastline
At a Glance: United Kingdom
Land Area: ~244 thousand sq km (United States is ~40 times bigger than United Kingdom)
Population: ~64 million people (255 million more people live in United States)
How big is United Kingdom compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of United Kingdom (243,610 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
Etiquette in United Kingdom
Generally, tipping is not necessary in the UK
If service was exceptional, tip if you can afford it
United Kingdom (sometimes abbreviated UK) is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 243,610 sq km. The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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