United States compared to Venezuela

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If you moved to Venezuela from United States, you would..


make 73.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Venezuela Venezuela ($15,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $15,100.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - GDP Per Capita

live 4 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Venezuela Venezuela (75.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Venezuela, the average life expectancy is 75.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Life Expectancy

consume 79.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Venezuela Venezuela (2,523 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Venezuela, that number is 2,523 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Electricity Consumption

have 53.6% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Venezuela Venezuela (19.2 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, that number is 19.2 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Birth Rate

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Venezuela Venezuela (32.1% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Venezuela, that number is 32.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Poverty Line

be 2.2 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Venezuela Venezuela (12.5 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Infant Mortality

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Venezuela Venezuela (10.5% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 10.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Unemployment

see 85.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Venezuela Venezuela (2,800 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.
Category: United States vs. Venezuela - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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