Nick came across a really neat website put out by the World Health Organization (WHO) with interesting comparisons between countries...we thought it was quite interesting and thought you might like to think about it, too.
If Madagascar were your home instead of The United States you would...
- die 14.36 years sooner
- be 7.3 times more likely to die in infancy
- make 98.11% less money
- spend 99.8% less money on health care
- use 99.61% less electricity
- consume 98.65 less oil
- experience 5.56% more of a class divide
- be 16.67% less likely to have HIV/AIDS
- have 2.5 times more babies
|Size Comparison - Madagascar and the US|
If The United States were your home instead of Madagascar you would...
- spend 488.7 times more money on health care
- use 253.9 times more electricity
- make 52.8 times more money
- live 14.36 years longer
- consume 73.9 times more oil
- be 86.25% less likely to die in infancy
- experience 5.26% less of a class divide
- be 20% more likely to have HIV/AIDS
- have 59.48% fewer babies
If you want to find out about other countries (or if you happen to be one of our Non-American friends and want to compare your country to Madagascar), check out If It Were My Home. There's more information about each statistic and plenty of countries to input. Fascinating stuff!
Surely there will be more to come.