If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 6.4 years less

In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 26.5% more likely to be obese

In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 45.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 94.3% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Micronesia, Federated States of, the GDP per capita is $3,400 as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed

In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2% as of 2010.

be 76.8% more likely to live below the poverty line

In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Micronesia, Federated States of, however, that number is 26.7% as of 2000.

Life

have 52.4% more children

In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.6 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 Micronesia, Federated States of, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, on the other hand, 17.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In United States, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 75% of the population do as of 2016.

be 59.6% less likely to have internet access

In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Micronesia, Federated States of, about 35.3% do as of 2018.

be 20.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In United States, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 79% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.5 times more on education

United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 69.3% less coastline

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 6,112 km.


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

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.
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