Comparing United States to Venezuela

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


MAKE 74.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA ($13,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Venezuela, that number is $13,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela GDP

LIVE 5.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (74.39 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Venezuela, the average life expectancy is 74.39.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela life expectancy

CONSUME 75.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (2,946 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Venezuela, it is 2,946 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela electricity consumption

BE 3.13 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (19.33 per 1000 infants)
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That's 213.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, there are a total of 19.33 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela infant mortality

BE 8.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (7.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Venezuela 7.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela unemployment rate

HAVE 44.7% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (19.42 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Venezuela, however, there are a total of 19.42 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela birth rate

BE 2.09 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (31.6% of people)
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That's 109.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Venezuela, 31.6% are.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela poverty

SEE A 85.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Venezuela  VENEZUELA (2,800km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Venezuela has a total of 2,800 km.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela coastline

At a Glance: Venezuela

  • Land Area: ~912 thousand sq km (United States is ~11 times bigger than Venezuela)
  • Population: ~29 million people (290 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Venezuela (912,050 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Venezuela

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 912,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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