Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Guam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women). In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 67.1% more money


Guam has a GDP per capita of $35,600, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,500.

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guam, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In United States, however, that number is 15.1%.

Life

be 54.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Guam, approximately 12.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In United States, on the other hand, 5.8 children do.

have 36.5% less children


In Guam, there are approximately 19.7 babies per 1,000 people. In United States, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guam, 59% of the population has electricity access. In United States, 100% of the population do.

Geography

see 158.8 times more coastline


Guam has a total of 126 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.

United States: At a glance

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,147,593 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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