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

Health

live 12.7 years less

In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Kiribati, that number is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.

be 27.1% more likely to be obese

In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 96.2% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,300 as of 2020.

be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In United States, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6% as of 2010.

Life

have 63.8% more children

In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kiribati, there are 20.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 4.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kiribati, 92.0 women do as of 2017.

be 6.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.9 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 58.2% less likely to have internet access

In United States, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kiribati, about 38.0% do as of 2020.

be 17.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In United States, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Kiribati, that number is 82% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 38.7% less on healthcare

United States spends 16.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kiribati, that number is 10.3% of GDP as of 2019.

spend 2.5 times more on education

United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Kiribati spends 12.4% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

Geography

see 94.3% less coastline

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.
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