Comparing United States to Yemen

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If you lived in Yemen instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 95.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Yemen  YEMEN ($2,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Yemen, that number is $2,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Yemen GDP

LIVE 14.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Yemen  YEMEN (64.83 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 64.83.
Category: United States vs. Yemen life expectancy

CONSUME 98.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Yemen  YEMEN (212 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Yemen, it is 212 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Yemen electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Yemen  YEMEN (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Yemen, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Yemen AIDS percentage

BE 44.7% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Yemen  YEMEN (54.9% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Yemen, 54.9% do.
Category: United States vs. Yemen drinking water access

BE 8.17 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Yemen  YEMEN (50.41 per 1000 infants)
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That's 717% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Yemen, on the other hand, there are a total of 50.41 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Yemen infant mortality

BE 4.8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Yemen  YEMEN (35% of people)
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That's 379.5% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Yemen 35% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Yemen unemployment rate

HAVE 2.31 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Yemen  YEMEN (31.02 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 131.1% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Yemen, however, there are a total of 31.02 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Yemen birth rate

BE 2.99 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Yemen  YEMEN (45.2% of people)
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That's 199.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Yemen, 45.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Yemen poverty

SEE A 90.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Yemen  YEMEN (1,906km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Yemen has a total of 1,906 km.
Category: United States vs. Yemen coastline

At a Glance: Yemen

  • Land Area: ~528 thousand sq km (United States is ~19 times bigger than Yemen)
  • Population: ~26 million people (293 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Yemen (527,968 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Yemen

Yemen is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 527,968 sq km. North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement and brief civil war in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border. Fighting in the northwest between the government and the Huthis, a Zaydi Shia minority, began in 2004 and has since resulted in six rounds of fighting - the last ended in early 2010 with a cease-fire that continues to hold. The southern secessionist movement was revitalized in 2008 when a popular socioeconomic protest movement initiated the prior year took on political goals including secession. Public rallies in Sana'a against then President SALIH - inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt - slowly built momentum starting in late January 2011 fueled by complaints over high unemployment, poor economic conditions, and corruption. By the following month, some protests had resulted in violence, and the demonstrations had spread to other major cities. By March the opposition had hardened its demands and was unifying behind calls for SALIH's immediate ouster, and prominent military and tribal leaders began defecting from SALIH's camp. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in late April 2011, in an attempt to mediate the crisis in Yemen, proposed an agreement in which the president would step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. SALIH's refusal to sign an agreement led to heavy street fighting and his injury in an explosion in June 2011. The UN Security Council passed Resolution 2014 in October 2011 calling on both sides to end the violence and complete a power transfer deal. In late November 2011, SALIH signed the GCC-brokered agreement to step down and to transfer some of his powers to Vice President Abd Rabuh Mansur HADI. Following elections in February 2012, won by HADI, SALIH formally transferred his powers. In accordance with the GCC initiative, Yemen launched a National Dialogue in March 2013 to discuss key constitutional, political, and social issues. HADI concluded the National Dialogue in January 2014. Subsequent steps in the transition process include constitutional drafting, a constitutional referendum, and national elections.

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