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  • Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax: Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Crime > Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Economy > GDP: GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used.
  • Economy > GDP per capita: GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Geography > Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Geography > Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Geography > Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Government > Government type: A description of the basic form of government (e.g., republic, constitutional monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary democracy, military dictatorship).
  • Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
  • Military > Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • People > Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

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  • Government > Legal system: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
  • Geography > Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Economy > Gross National Income: GNI, Atlas method (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop).
  • Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Crime > Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -: This entry records the difference between national government revenues and expenditures, expressed as a percent of GDP. A positive (+) number indicates that revenues exceeded expenditures (a budget surplus), while a negative (-) number indicates the reverse (a budget deficit). Normalizing the data, by dividing the budget balance by GDP, enables easy comparisons across countries and indicates whether a national government saves or borrows money. Countries with high budget deficits (relative to their GDPs) generally have more difficulty raising funds to finance expenditures, than those with lower deficits.
  • Geography > Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Cost of living > Local purchasing power: Local Purchasing Power shows relative purchasing power in buying goods and services in a given city for the average wage in that city. If domestic purchasing power is 40, this means that the inhabitants of that city with the average salary can afford to buy 60% less typical goods and services than New York City residents with an average salary.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Military > Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Religion > Religions: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Government > Legislative branch: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Geography > Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • People > Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Crime > Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • People > Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Geography > Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

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  • Crime > Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Crime > Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Economy > Unemployment rate: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Industry > Manufacturing output: Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars."
  • Government > Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP: This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g). Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Government > Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • Environment > Marine fish catch: Total marine fish catch
    Units: Metric Tons
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes: 1 Pair of Nike Shoes. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Nike Shoes". Prices in current USD.
  • People > Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • People > Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Crime > Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Education > Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a bottle of water (1.5 liter). Prices in current USD.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people: Total number of divorces in given year by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Geography > Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • People > Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Crime > Total crimes per 1000: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Government > Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • Economy > Economy > Overview: This entry briefly describes the type of economy, including the degree of market orientation, the level of economic development, the most important natural resources, and the unique areas of specialization. It also characterizes major economic events and policy changes in the most recent 12 months and may include a statement about one or two key future macroeconomic trends.
  • Military > War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 liter of regular Milk. Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Government > Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
  • Economy > Exports: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  • Energy > Commercial energy use: Commercial energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita). Commercial energy use refers to apparent consumption, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
  • Health > Probability of not reaching 60: Probability at birth of not reaching the age of 40.
  • Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP: Public debt as % of GDP (CIA).

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  • Military > Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Military > Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release: Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh per capita: Electric power consumption (kWh per capita). Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry: The gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods produced by the industrial sector within a nation in a given year. GDP dollar estimates in the Factbook are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations. See the CIA World Factbook for more information.
  • Geography > Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment: Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Military > Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Military > Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index: Rent Index is estimation of prices of renting apartments in the city compared to New York City. If Rent index is 80, Numbeo estimates that price for renting in that city is 80% of price in New York.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita: Arable land (hectares per person). Arable land (hectares per person) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • People > Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)". Prices in current USD.
  • Military > Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • People > Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • People > Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
  • Economy > Fiscal year: The beginning and ending months for a country's accounting period of 12 months, which often is the calendar year but which may begin in any month. All yearly references are for the calendar year (CY) unless indicated as a noncalendar fiscal year (FY).
  • Health > Quality of health care system > Health care system index: Health Care Index is an estimation of the overall quality of the health care system, health care professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, cost, etc.
  • Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Military > Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro). Prices in current USD.
  • Government > Executive branch > Cabinet: Cabinet includes the official name for any body of high-ranking advisers roughly comparable to a U.S. Cabinet. Also notes the method for selection of members.
  • Environment > Ecological footprint: Ecological footprint per capita
    Units: Hectares per Person
  • Agriculture > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Crime > Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Media > Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • Transport > Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of White Rice. Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Public debt: This entry records the cumulatiive total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.
  • Geography > Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita: Manufacturing, value added (current US$). Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • People > Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen: Average prize of a dozen eggs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked about the prize of a dozen eggs. Prices in current USD.
  • Transport > Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Agriculture > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare: Cereal yield, measured as kilograms per hectare of harvested land, includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded."
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Health > Quality of health care system > Cost: Cost to you. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cost to you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper: City population by sex, city and city type.
  • Geography > Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices: This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
  • Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Religion > Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population: Population by religion, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Religion > Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Education > College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Geography > Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Education > Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio: Purchasing power parity conversion factor is the number of units of a country's currency required to buy the same amount of goods and services in the domestic market as a U.S. dollar would buy in the United States. Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar). The ratio of the PPP conversion factor to the official exchange rate (also referred to as the national price level) makes it possible to compare the cost of the bundle of goods that make up gross domestic product (GDP) across countries. It tells how many dollars are needed to buy a dollar's worth of goods in the country as compared to the United States.
  • Education > Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • People > Age structure > 0-14 years: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Media > Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Education > Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Transport > Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • Health > Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Lifestyle > Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
  • Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index: Score on Global Terrorism Index. A high value indicates that a country is affected by many terrorist incidents with a strong impact in terms of fatalities, injuries and damaged property.
  • Geography > Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Health > Obesity: Percentage of total population who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for Australia, Austria and Portugal is from 2002. All other data is from 2003). Obesity rates are defined as the percentage of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. The BMI is a single number that evaluates an individual's weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in metres). For Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, figures are based on health examinations, rather than self-reported information. Obesity estimates derived from health examinations are generally higher and more reliable than those coming from self-reports, because they preclude any misreporting of people's height and weight. However, health examinations are only conducted regularly in a few countries (OECD).
  • Media > Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Government > Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Cost of living > Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked abot the price of an Internet connection (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)". Prices in current USD.
  • Language > Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts: Same-sex sexual activity.

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  • Media > News Agencies > List of news agencies: List of news agencies.
  • Education > College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • People > Age structure > 65 years and over: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest."
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air pollution: Air Pollution. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the quality of air in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Education > Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Economy > Exports per capita: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Economy > Human Development Index: The human development index values in this table were calculated using a consistent methodology and consistent data series. They are not strictly comparable with those in earlier Human Development Reports.
  • Crime > Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
  • Energy > Oil > Production > Per capita: This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons: CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total (million metric tons). CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production is the sum of three IEA categories of CO2 emissions: (1) Main Activity Producer Electricity and Heat which contains the sum of emissions from main activity producer electricity generation, combined heat and power generation and heat plants. Main activity producers (formerly known as public utilities) are defined as those undertakings whose primary activity is to supply the public. They may be publicly or privately owned. This corresponds to IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 1 a. For the CO2 emissions from fuel combustion (summary) file, emissions from own on-site use of fuel in power plants (EPOWERPLT) are also included. (2) Unallocated Autoproducers which contains the emissions from the generation of electricity and/or heat by autoproducers. Autoproducers are defined as undertakings that generate electricity and/or heat, wholly or partly for their own use as an activity which supports their primary activity. They may be privately or publicly owned. In the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, these emissions would normally be distributed between industry, transport and "other" sectors. (3) Other Energy Industries contains emissions from fuel combusted in petroleum refineries, for the manufacture of solid fuels, coal mining, oil and gas extraction and other energy-producing industries. This corresponds to the IPCC Source/Sink Categories 1 A 1 b and 1 A 1 c. According to the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, emissions from coke inputs to blast furnaces can either be counted here or in the Industrial Processes source/sink category. Within detailed sectoral calculations, certain non-energy processes can be distinguished. In the reduction of iron in a blast furnace through the combustion of coke, the primary purpose of the coke oxidation is to produce pig iron and the emissions can be considered as an industrial process. Care must be taken not to double count these emissions in both Energy and Industrial Processes. In the IEA estimations, these emissions have been included in this category.
  • Labor > Unemployment rate: The percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • People > Gender > Male population: Total male population.
  • Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent: 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)". Prices in current USD.
  • Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate: Highest marginal tax rate (individual rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of individuals.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services: This entry is derived from Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin, which shows where production takes place in an economy. The distribution gives the percentage contribution of agriculture, industry, and services to total GDP, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete. Agriculture includes farming, fishing, and forestry. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, energy production, and construction. Services cover government activities, communications, transportation, finance, and all other private economic activities that do not produce material goods.
  • Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Military > Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Energy > Oil > Consumption: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • People > Total fertility rate: The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their child-bearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.
  • Military > Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Culture > Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is calculated from three components: Perceived well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. A higher value indicates a happier population.
  • Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Geography > Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Crime > Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Crime > Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Labor > Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Religion > Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Crime > Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • People > Divorce rate: Divorce rate per 1,000 people
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
  • Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal: Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar". Prices in current USD.
  • Background > Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
  • Energy > Energy use > Kg of oil equivalent per capita: Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita). Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
  • Industry > Gross value added by construction: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter: Pump price for gasoline (US$ per liter). Fuel prices refer to the pump prices of the most widely sold grade of gasoline. Prices have been converted from the local currency to U.S. dollars.
  • Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller.
  • Media > Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • Transport > Road > Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

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  • Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Agriculture > Products: Major agricultural crops and products
  • Language > Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless). Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Exports > Commodities: This entry provides a listing of the highest-valued exported products; it sometimes includes the percent of total dollar value.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • People > Sex ratio > At birth: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • People > Sex ratio > Total population: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Transport > Commute > Distance: Distance. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Distance".
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • Government > Capital city > Name: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Transport > Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females: Female YPLL. Years lost to premature death. 

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  • Economy > Inequality > GINI index: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality."
  • Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$: Agriculture, value added (current US$), including forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Water pollution: Water Pollution. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Are you concerned with the water pollution in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population: Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. For example, 0.7 means there are 7 dependents for every 10 working-age people.
  • Crime > Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Education > Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Geography > Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • Economy > Tourist arrivals: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival."
  • Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • Religion > Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent: Protestant.

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  • Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.
  • Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index: This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the ric
  • Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita: Patent applications are applications filed with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention--a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Geography > Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Economy > Imports per capita: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares: Cultivable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded."
  • Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Military > Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Labor > Labor force, total: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Government > International organization participation: This entry lists in alphabetical order by abbreviation those international organizations in which the subject country is a member or participates in some other way.
  • Energy > Electricity > Production: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Education > College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • Transport > Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
  • Cost of living > Consumer price index > Plus rent: Consumer Price Plus Rent Index is an estimation of consumer goods prices including rent in the city comparing to New York City. If a city has a an index of 120, it means Numbeo estimates it is 20% more expensive than New York (excluding rent).
  • People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people: Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people). Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
  • Culture > Food and drink > Beer consumption: Total national beer consumption (litres).
  • Economy > Debt > External > Per capita: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • People > Marriage rate: Number of marriages per 1,000 people per year
  • People > Physicians density: This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. The World Health Organization estimates that fewer than 2.3 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 1,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.
  • Agriculture > Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$: Manufacturing, value added (current US$). Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of potatoes. Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index: Groceries Index is an estimation of grocery prices in a given location compared to New York City. To calculate this section, Numbeo uses the "Markets" section of each city.
  • Energy > Electricity production > KWh: Electricity production (kWh). Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2: Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Health > Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males: Male YPLL.

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  • Energy > Electricity production from renewable sources > KWh: Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh). Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
  • Economy > Budget > Expenditures: Expenditures calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • Education > Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant: Percentage of population who says religion is not important in their daily lives. The survey was carried out within the Gallup Poll.
  • Transport > Vehicles > Per km of road: Vehicles per kilometer of road include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Roads refer to motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other roads. A motorway is a road specially designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Religion > Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population: Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Culture > World Heritage Sites: Cultural sites.

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  • Environment > Municipal waste generation: Kilograms of municipal waste generated per year (2000).
  • Military > Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index: Restaurants Index is a comparison of prices of meals and drinks in restaurants and bars compared to NYC.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Services: The gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final services produced within a nation in a given year. GDP dollar estimates in the Factbook are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations. See the CIA World Factbook for more information.
  • Crime > Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Cost of living > Sports > Tennis court hire > 1 hour, weekend: Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)". Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of apples. Prices in current USD.
  • Geography > Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Education > Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • Economy > Gross National Income per capita: GNI, Atlas method (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Media > Televisions per 1000: The total number of televisions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Tomatoes > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of Tomatoes. Prices in current USD.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita: Net per capita agricultural production, expressed in International Dollars. Net means after deduction of feed and seed. International Dollars are calculated using the Geary-Khamis formula, which is designed to neutralize irrelevant exchange rate movements (more information on http://faostat3.fao.org/faostat-gateway/go/to/mes/glossary/*/E)
  • People > Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Economy > Currency > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average: Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average). Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar).
  • People > Age distribution > Child dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant children out of total population aged 15 and older. A dependant child is a child aged 0-14.
  • Sports > Chess > GrandMasters: Number of GrandMaster chess champions, by country. A GrandMaster is the highest level of recognition in chess.
  • Cost of living > Consumer price index > Excluding rent: Consumer Price Excl. Rent Index (CPI) is a relative indicator of consumer goods price, including groceries, restaurants, transportation and utilities. CPI Index doesn't include accommodation expenses such as rent or mortgage. If a city has a CPI index of 120, it means Numbeo estimates it is 20% more expensive than New York (excluding rent).
  • Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh: Electric power consumption (kWh). Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
  • People > Gender > Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Media > Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • People > Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 80 and older.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 5-14.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Geography > Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws: Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation).

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  • Health > Blood types > O negative: Percentage of population in each county with O negative blood type.
  • Economy > International tourism > Receipts > Current US$ > Per $ GDP: International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts should include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except in cases where these are so important as to justify a separate classification. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Crime > Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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  • Industry > Car > Production: OICA defines passenger cars as motor vehicles used for transporting passengers with at least four wheels and containing 8 seats or less.
  • Health > Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • Media > Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Background > National tree: Name of tree.

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  • Industry > Industry, value added > Current US$: Industry, value added (current US$). Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Labor > Expense > Current LCU: Expense (current LCU). Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.
  • Health > Quality of health care system > Short waiting times: Responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant U.S. dollars.
  • Transport > Air transport > Passengers carried: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP per thousand people: This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Education > High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Geography > Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of men's leather shoes: 1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Development > Human Development Index: Human Development Index trends, 1980-2012.
  • Government > Country name > Conventional long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Crime > Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Labor > Trade union membership: Union members as % of all employees. Figures are for 2000.
  • Economy > Tax > Tax rates: Revenue is cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales. Grants are also considered as revenue but are excluded here."
  • Government > Flag description: A written flag description produced from actual flags or the best information available at the time the entry was written. The flags of independent states are used by their dependencies unless there is an officially recognized local flag. Some disputed and other areas do not have flags.
  • Economy > GINI index: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.
  • Transport > Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Crime > Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year.
  • Health > Heart disease deaths: Heart disease deaths per 100000 population (1995-1998)
  • Economy > Technology index: The technology index denotes the country's technological readiness. This index is created with such indicators as companies spending on R&D;, the creativity of its scientific community, personal computer and internet penetration rates.
  • Economy > GDP per person: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Health > Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces: Total number of divorces in given year by country.
  • Transport > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Agriculture > Tractors per 1000: Number of tractors 2000. Number of tractors in use refers to the total number of wheeled and crawler tractors used in agriculture. Garden tractors are excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Industry > Manufacturing growth: Annual growth rate for manufacturing value added based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3."
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air quality: Air quality. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the quality of air in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage.

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  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Media > Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Energy > Crude oil > Production: This entry is the total amount of crude oil produced, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Gross domestic savings > Current US$ per capita: Gross domestic savings are calculated as GDP less final consumption expenditure (total consumption). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Crime > Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Geography > Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Education > High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita: This entry gives the dollar value for the stock of all financial assets that are available to the central monetary authority for use in meeting a country's balance of payments needs as of the end-date of the period specified. This category includes not only foreign currency and gold, but also a country's holdings of Special Drawing Rights in the International Monetary Fund, and its reserve position in the Fund. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Media > Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic.
  • Health > Blood types > B negative: Percentage of each country's population with B negative blood type.
  • Energy > Electricity > Production > Per capita: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre: Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Agriculture > Tractors: Number of tractors 2000. Number of tractors in use refers to the total number of wheeled and crawler tractors used in agriculture. Garden tractors are excluded.
  • Media > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption by households per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Industry > CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction > Million metric tons: CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction (million metric tons). CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction contains the emissions from combustion of fuels in industry. The IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 2 includes these emissions. However, in the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, the IPCC category also includes emissions from industry autoproducers that generate electricity and/or heat. The IEA data are not collected in a way that allows the energy consumption to be split by specific end-use and therefore, autoproducers are shown as a separate item (Unallocated Autoproducers). Manufacturing industries and construction also includes emissions from coke inputs into blast furnaces, which may be reported either in the transformation sector, the industry sector or the separate IPCC Source/Sink Category 2, Industrial Processes.
  • Energy > Electricity production from hydroelectric sources > KWh per capita: Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh). Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Government > Country name > Conventional short form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Government > Executive branch > Head of government: Head of government includes the name and title of the top administrative leader who is designated to manage the day-to-day activities of the government. For example, in the UK, the monarch is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of government. In the US, the president is both the chief of state and the head of government.
  • Transport > Airports > Per capita: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Economy > Imports: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  • Cost of living > Transport prices > Taxi > Waiting time per hour: Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)". Prices in current USD.
  • People > Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Health > Abortions: Legal abortions
  • Culture > Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year: This list compares the average annual consumption of cigarettes per adult in countries around the world. Ten european countries top the list, all located at the East of the continent, with the exception of Greece. Developed asian countries like China, South Korea and Japan also register high cigarette consumption, while Africa hosts the countries with less consumption.
  • Crime > Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Labor > Agricultural workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the agricultural sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Crime > Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Government > Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Economy > GDP > PPP: Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in Millions of International Dollars, 2004.
  • Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important: Percentage of population surveyed in a Gallup Poll who answered the question “Is religion important in your daily life?” with “yes”. (Other possible answers were “no”, “don’t know” and “refuse to answer”).
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Interest rate: Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • Education > Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Health > Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff: Skill and competency of medical staff. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the skill and competency of the local medical staff?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Exports > Main exports: Country main exports.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • Labor > Employment rate > Adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Drinking water pollution: Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How do you find quality and the accessibility of drinking water?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Environment > Transport CO2 emission index: CO2 Emission Index is an estimation of CO2 consumption due to traffic time. Measurement unit is grams for the return trip. To calculate an average estimation of emission in grams for one way commute to work, divide this value with 2.
  • Religion > Christian > Mormon > Members: Membership.
  • Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest quintile to poorest quintile ratio: The ratio of average income of the richest 20% of the population to the average income of the poorest 20% of the population.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Clean water: Water Quality. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Are you concerned with the water pollution in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > GDP > Real growth rate: GDP growth on an annual basis adjusted for inflation and expressed as a percent.
  • Economy > Consumer price index: Consumer price index reflects changes in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a fixed basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.
    2000 = 100
  • Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing per capita: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Transport > Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Military > Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Wine > Bottle, midrange: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range). Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Lifestyle > Happiness level > Very happy: Proportion of people who answered the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" by stating that they were "Very happy".
  • Lifestyle > Happiness net: This statistic is compiled from responses to the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?". The "Happiness (net)" statistic was obtained via the following formula: the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "quite happy" or "very happy" minus the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "not very happy" or "not at all happy".
  • Background > Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Geography > Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Industry > Gross value added by mining, manufacturing, utilities: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Economy > Debt > Central government debt, total > Current LCU: Central government debt, total (current LCU). Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km per 1000: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Media > Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Media > Television viewing: Mean hours of television watched by each person per week.
  • Media > Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Economy > Tax > GDP > Constant LCU: GDP (constant LCU). GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant local currency.
  • Education > Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
STAT Finland United States HISTORY
Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax $2,924.10
Ranked 20th.
$3,258.85
Ranked 12th. 11% more than Finland
Crime > Murder rate 2.5 5
Crime > Rape rate 15.2
Ranked 17th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 80% more than Finland

Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.64
Ranked 11th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Finland

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate 118
Ranked 58th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 110 times more than Finland

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 22
Ranked 53th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 91% more than Finland

Economy > GDP $250.02 billion
Ranked 40th.
$15.68 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 63 times more than Finland

Economy > GDP per capita $46,178.59
Ranked 13th.
$49,965.27
Ranked 10th. 8% more than Finland

Geography > Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Montana about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Geography > Area > Land 304,473 sq km
Ranked 67th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 30 times more than Finland

Geography > Land area > Square miles 130,559 square miles
Ranked 26th.
3.8 million square miles
Ranked 2nd. 29 times more than Finland
Government > Government type republic Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition
Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 2.6 per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 13% more than United States
2.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 31st.

Military > Air force > Combat aircraft 63
Ranked 6th.
3,318
Ranked 1st. 53 times more than Finland
People > Population 5.27 million
Ranked 116th.
316.67 million
Ranked 3rd. 60 times more than Finland

Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage None; however, the law requires all employers, including non-unionized ones, to pay minimum wages agreed to in collective bargaining agreements; almost all workers are covered under such arrangements. The federal minimum wage in the United States is US$ 7.25 per hour. States may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling; some territories are exempt and have lower rates.
Government > Legal system civil law system based on the Swedish model common law system based on English common law at the federal level; state legal systems based on common law except Louisiana, which is based on Napoleonic civil code; judicial review of legislative acts
Geography > Climate cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
Economy > Gross National Income $123.00 billion
Ranked 27th.
$9.78 trillion
Ranked 1st. 80 times more than Finland
Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.91%
Ranked 63th.
1.99%
Ranked 33th. 4% more than Finland

Crime > Crime levels 22.92
Ranked 81st.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 2 times more than Finland
Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > - -2.3% of GDP
Ranked 77th.
-6.8% of GDP
Ranked 157th. 3 times more than Finland

Geography > Geographic coordinates 64 00 N, 26 00 E 38 00 N, 97 00 W
Cost of living > Local purchasing power 93.94
Ranked 16th.
128.73
Ranked 2nd. 37% more than Finland
Crime > Violent crime > Rapes per million people 152.52
Ranked 16th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 80% more than Finland

Military > Army > Main battle tanks 169
Ranked 10th.
8,725
Ranked 1st. 52 times more than Finland
Religion > Religions Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1% Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
Government > Legislative branch unicameral Parliament or Eduskunta bicameral Congress consists of the Senate
Geography > Area > Total 338,145 sq km
Ranked 66th.
9.83 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 29 times more than Finland

People > Ethnic groups Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.1%, Sami 0.1% white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
Crime > Age of criminal responsibility 15
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
People > Population > Population growth, past and future -0.057
Ranked 86th.
0.122
Ranked 53th.

Geography > Land area > Sq. km 304,090 sq km
Ranked 68th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 3rd. 30 times more than Finland

Economy > Budget > Revenues $133.40 billion
Ranked 26th.
$2.45 trillion
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Finland

Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 612
Ranked 14th.
797
Ranked 3rd. 30% more than Finland
Crime > Police officers 157.9
Ranked 26th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 54% more than Finland
Crime > Drugs > Annual cannabis use 3.1%
Ranked 16th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Finland
Economy > Unemployment rate 7.8%
Ranked 54th.
8.1%
Ranked 47th. 4% more than Finland

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 15.22%
Ranked 116th.
16.71%
Ranked 62nd. 10% more than Finland

Industry > Manufacturing output 43.71 billion
Ranked 28th.
2.31 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 53 times more than Finland

Government > Judicial branch general courts - deal with criminal and civil cases (include district courts, Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court or Korkein Oikeus, whose judges are appointed by the president); administrative courts Supreme Court (nine justices; nominated by the president and confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate; appointed to serve for life); United States Courts of Appeal; United States District Courts; State and County Courts
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares 2.23 million hectares
Ranked 35th.
174.45 million hectares
Ranked 1st. 78 times more than Finland

Education > Children out of school, primary 6,055
Ranked 80th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 290 times more than Finland

Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP $35,800.00
Ranked 23th.
$51,700.00
Ranked 6th. 44% more than Finland

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white $2.88
Ranked 11th. 22% more than United States
$2.37
Ranked 18th.
Crime > Total crimes 520,194
Ranked 23th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Finland
Government > Constitution 1 March 2000 previous 1781 (Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union); latest drafted July - September 1787, submitted to the Congress of the Confederation 20 September 1787, submitted for states' ratification 28 September 1787, ratification completed by nine sta
Environment > Marine fish catch 104,058 tons
Ranked 53th.
3.33 million tons
Ranked 7th. 32 times more than Finland
Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes $115.41
Ranked 28th. 52% more than United States
$76.09
Ranked 114th.
People > Birth rate 10.36 births/1,000 population
Ranked 185th.
13.66 births/1,000 population
Ranked 147th. 32% more than Finland

People > Mother's mean age at first birth 27.9
Ranked 3rd. 12% more than United States
25
Ranked 5th.
Crime > Drugs > Opiates use 0.1%
Ranked 10th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Finland
Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita $34,978.13
Ranked 22nd.
$47,587.30
Ranked 7th. 36% more than Finland

People > Age distribution > Median age 47.38 years
Ranked 66th. 7% more than United States
44.38 years
Ranked 117th.

Education > Compulsary education duration 10
Ranked 75th.
12
Ranked 14th. 20% more than Finland

Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita 37.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United States
16.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 21st.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 13.67
Ranked 101st.
14.29
Ranked 98th. 4% more than Finland

Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,944
Ranked 28th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 4% more than Finland
Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 32
Ranked 8th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Finland
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle $2.41
Ranked 10th. 38% more than United States
$1.75
Ranked 24th.
People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 2.4
Ranked 9th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 17% more than Finland

Geography > Area > Land > Per capita 58.05 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 41st. 93% more than United States
30.16 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th.

People > Gender > Female population 2.91 million
Ranked 120th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 79 times more than Finland

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.52%
Ranked 123th.
11.22%
Ranked 80th. 7% more than Finland

Energy > Electricity > Consumption 84.83 billion kWh
Ranked 20th.
3.89 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 46 times more than Finland

Crime > Total crimes per 1000 100.03
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
41.29
Ranked 22nd.
Government > Political parties and leaders Center Party or Kesk [Juha SIPILA]<br />Christian Democrats or KD [Paivi RASANEN]<br />Green League or Vihr [Ville NIINISTO]<br />Left Alliance or Vas [Paavo ARHINMAKI]<br />National Coalition Party or Kok [Jyrki KATAINEN]<br />Social Democratic Party or SDP [Jutta URPILAINEN]<br />Swedish People's Party or SFP [Carl HAGLUND]<br />The Finns Party or TF [Timo SOINI] Democratic Party [Debbie Wasserman SCHULTZ]<br />Green Party<br />Libertarian Party [Mark HINKLE]<br />Republican Party [Reince PRIEBUS]
Crime > Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 28.5
Ranked 46th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 14% more than Finland
Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km 22,860 sq. km
Ranked 117th.
4.11 million sq. km
Ranked 2nd. 180 times more than Finland

Economy > Economy > Overview Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita output almost as high as that of Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Trade is important with exports accounting for over one third of GDP in recent years. Finland is strongly competitive in manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications, and electronics industries. Finland excels in high-tech exports such as mobile phones. Except for timber and several minerals, Finland depends on imports of raw materials, energy, and some components for manufactured goods. Because of the climate, agricultural development is limited to maintaining self-sufficiency in basic products. Forestry, an important export earner, provides a secondary occupation for the rural population. Finland had been one of the best performing economies within the EU in recent years and its banks and financial markets avoided the worst of global financial crisis. However, the world slowdown hit exports and domestic demand hard in 2009, with Finland experiencing one of the deepest contractions in the euro zone. A recovery of exports, domestic trade, and household consumption stimulated economic growth in 2010-11. The recession affected general government finances and the debt ratio, turning previously strong budget surpluses into deficits, but Finland has taken action to ensure it will meet EU deficit targets by 2013 and retains its triple-A credit rating. Finland's main challenge in 2013 will be to stimulate growth in the face of weak demand in EU export markets and government austerity measures meant to reduce its budget deficit. Longer-term, Finland must address a rapidly aging population and decreasing productivity that threaten competitiveness, fiscal sustainability, and economic growth. The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $49,800. In this market-oriented economy, private individuals and business firms make most of the decisions, and the federal and state governments buy needed goods and services predominantly in the private marketplace. US business firms enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, to lay off surplus workers, and to develop new products. At the same time, they face higher barriers to enter their rivals' home markets than foreign firms face entering US markets. US firms are at or near the forefront in technological advances, especially in computers and in medical, aerospace, and military equipment; their advantage has narrowed since the end of World War II. The onrush of technology largely explains the gradual development of a "two-tier labor market" in which those at the bottom lack the education and the professional/technical skills of those at the top and, more and more, fail to get comparable pay raises, health insurance coverage, and other benefits. Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households. Since 1996, dividends and capital gains have grown faster than wages or any other category of after-tax income. Imported oil accounts for nearly 55% of US consumption. Crude oil prices doubled between 2001 and 2006, the year home prices peaked; higher gasoline prices ate into consumers' budgets and many individuals fell behind in their mortgage payments. Oil prices climbed another 50% between 2006 and 2008, and bank foreclosures more than doubled in the same period. Besides dampening the housing market, soaring oil prices caused a drop in the value of the dollar and a deterioration in the US merchandise trade deficit, which peaked at $840 billion in 2008. The sub-prime mortgage crisis, falling home prices, investment bank failures, tight credit, and the global economic downturn pushed the United States into a recession by mid-2008. GDP contracted until the third quarter of 2009, making this the deepest and longest downturn since the Great Depression. To help stabilize financial markets, in October 2008 the US Congress established a $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The government used some of these funds to purchase equity in US banks and industrial corporations, much of which had been returned to the government by early 2011. In January 2009 the US Congress passed and President Barack OBAMA signed a bill providing an additional $787 billion fiscal stimulus to be used over 10 years - two-thirds on additional spending and one-third on tax cuts - to create jobs and to help the economy recover. In 2010 and 2011, the federal budget deficit reached nearly 9% of GDP. In 2012 the federal government reduced the growth of spending and the deficit shrank to 7.6% of GDP. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan required major shifts in national resources from civilian to military purposes and contributed to the growth of the budget deficit and public debt. Through 2011, the direct costs of the wars totaled nearly $900 billion, according to US government figures. US revenues from taxes and other sources are lower, as a percentage of GDP, than those of most other countries. In March 2010, President OBAMA signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a health insurance reform that was designed to extend coverage to an additional 32 million American citizens by 2016, through private health insurance for the general population and Medicaid for the impoverished. Total spending on health care - public plus private - rose from 9.0% of GDP in 1980 to 17.9% in 2010. In July 2010, the president signed the DODD-FRANK Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a law designed to promote financial stability by protecting consumers from financial abuses, ending taxpayer bailouts of financial firms, dealing with troubled banks that are "too big to fail," and improving accountability and transparency in the financial system - in particular, by requiring certain financial derivatives to be traded in markets that are subject to government regulation and oversight. In December 2012, the Federal Reserve Board announced plans to purchase $85 billion per month of mortgage-backed and Treasury securities in an effort to hold down long-term interest rates, and to keep short term rates near zero until unemployment drops to 6.5% from the December rate of 7.8%, or until inflation rises above 2.5%. Long-term problems include stagnation of wages for lower-income families, inadequate investment in deteriorating infrastructure, rapidly rising medical and pension costs of an aging population, energy shortages, and sizable current account and budget deficits - including significant budget shortages for state governments.
Military > War deaths 0.0
Ranked 169th.
0.0
Ranked 73th.

Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 536
Ranked 130th.
715
Ranked 105th. 33% more than Finland
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre $1.38
Ranked 64th. 39% more than United States
$0.99
Ranked 115th.
Economy > GDP > Per capita $35,964.77 per capita
Ranked 20th.
$45,759.46 per capita
Ranked 8th. 27% more than Finland

Government > Suffrage 18 years of age; universal 18 years of age; universal
Economy > Exports $76.46 billion
Ranked 46th.
$1.56 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 20 times more than Finland

Energy > Commercial energy use 6,408.98
Ranked 10th.
8,148.38
Ranked 8th. 27% more than Finland
Health > Probability of not reaching 60 11.3%
Ranked 29th.
12.8%
Ranked 24th. 13% more than Finland
Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP 53.5 CIA
Ranked 54th.
72.5 CIA
Ranked 35th. 36% more than Finland
Military > Personnel > Per capita 5.91 per 1,000 people
Ranked 61st. 13% more than United States
5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.

Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 7.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than United States
3.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 37th.

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre $1,580.47
Ranked 41st.
$1,685.98
Ranked 36th. 7% more than Finland
Military > Global Peace Index 1.3
Ranked 27th.
2.13
Ranked 4th. 64% more than Finland

Health > Births and maternity > Future births 57.66
Ranked 120th.
5,124.49
Ranked 4th. 89 times more than Finland

Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release $16.39
Ranked 9th. 64% more than United States
$10.00
Ranked 37th.
Crime > Violent crime > Rapes 818
Ranked 22nd.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 104 times more than Finland

Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh per capita 15,738.44
Ranked 6th. 19% more than United States
13,246.04
Ranked 9th.

Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry 27.1%
Ranked 105th. 42% more than United States
19.1%
Ranked 160th.

Geography > Surface area > Sq. km 338,150 km²
Ranked 64th.
9.63 million km²
Ranked 3rd. 28 times more than Finland

Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment $149.32
Ranked 56th.
$162.08
Ranked 44th. 9% more than Finland
Crime > Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 64
Ranked 48th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 2% more than Finland
Military > Paramilitary personnel 11,500
Ranked 53th. 4% more than United States
11,035
Ranked 1st.
Military > Service age and obligation 18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines)
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index 36.05
Ranked 35th.
37.45
Ranked 30th. 4% more than Finland
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.417
Ranked 23th.
0.514
Ranked 14th. 23% more than Finland

People > Death rate 10.42 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 44th. 24% more than United States
8.39 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 88th.

Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar $32,773.45
Ranked 20th. 64% more than United States
$20,000.00
Ranked 99th.
Military > Budget 1.93 US$ BN
Ranked 5th.
682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 353 times more than Finland
People > Population growth -0.057%
Ranked 86th.
0.122%
Ranked 53th.

People > Population growth rate 0.06%
Ranked 186th.
0.9%
Ranked 124th. 15 times more than Finland

Economy > Fiscal year calendar year 1
Health > Quality of health care system > Health care system index 69.39
Ranked 21st. 1% more than United States
69.03
Ranked 23th.
Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male 77.9%
Ranked 30th. 1% more than United States
77.4%
Ranked 32nd.
Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people 909.45
Ranked 7th. 13% more than United States
803.03
Ranked 28th.
Military > Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0
Ranked 10th.
10
Ranked 1st.
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro $7.51
Ranked 22nd. 25% more than United States
$6.00
Ranked 34th.
Government > Executive branch > Cabinet Council of State or Valtioneuvosto appointed by the president, responsible to parliament Cabinet appointed by the president with Senate approval
Environment > Ecological footprint 8.45
Ranked 8th.
12.22
Ranked 2nd. 45% more than Finland
Agriculture > Rural population 35,037
Ranked 92nd. 2 times more than United States
15,540
Ranked 170th.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 9.5
Ranked 85th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 52% more than Finland

Crime > Robberies 32.3
Ranked 44th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than Finland
Media > Television > List of TV stations <p>Yleisradio Oy (YLE) - public, web pages in English</p> </p>MTV3 - private</p> </p>Nelonen (Channel 4) - private</p> <p>ABC - major commercial network</p> </p>CBS - major commercial network</p> </p>NBC - major commercial network</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Transport > Road network length > Km
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg $2.64
Ranked 18th.
$2.70
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Finland
Economy > Public debt 53.1% of GDP
Ranked 54th.
70% of GDP
Ranked 37th. 32% more than Finland

Geography > Natural resources timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber
Agriculture > Agricultural growth 103
Ranked 125th.
107
Ranked 105th. 4% more than Finland

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita $7,243.85
Ranked 6th. 25% more than United States
$5,778.47
Ranked 6th.

People > Population in 2015 5,359 thousand
Ranked 114th.
325,723 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 61 times more than Finland
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen $3.04
Ranked 32nd. 36% more than United States
$2.23
Ranked 70th.
Transport > Road > Motorway length 739 km
Ranked 20th.
75,008 km
Ranked 1st. 101 times more than Finland
Agriculture > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 3,542.2
Ranked 60th.
6,624.4
Ranked 11th. 87% more than Finland

Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people 22
Ranked 53th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 91% more than Finland

Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 30.2
Ranked 19th. 8% more than United States
28
Ranked 18th.

Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 80.47
Ranked 28th. 2% more than United States
78.64
Ranked 40th.

Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 73.5
Ranked 12th. 76% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000 1.12
Ranked 86th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 5 times more than Finland

Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita 16,635.69 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 31% more than United States
12,747.49 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd.

Health > Quality of health care system > Cost 75
Ranked 13th. 64% more than United States
45.81
Ranked 41st.
People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 1.81 million
Ranked 29th.
85.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 47 times more than Finland

Geography > Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Montana about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices 3.2%
Ranked 115th. 52% more than United States
2.1%
Ranked 160th.

Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita 683.16 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 4 times more than United States
190.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.

Religion > Christian > Orthodox > Orthodox population 59,028
Ranked 40th.
5.27 million
Ranked 9th. 89 times more than Finland
Crime > Violent crime > Murders 118
Ranked 58th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 110 times more than Finland

Religion > Religions > All Lutheran National Church 84.2%, Greek Orthodox in Finland 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 13.5% (2003) Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates 60 10 N, 24 56 E 38 53 N, 77 02 W
Education > College and university > Gender parity index 1.23
Ranked 41st.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 14% more than Finland

Media > Internet users 4.48 million
Ranked 21st.
245 million
Ranked 2nd. 55 times more than Finland
Geography > Terrain mostly low, flat to rolling plains interspersed with lakes and low hills vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii
Education > Literacy > Total population 100%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 20th.

Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio 1.15
Ranked 11th. 15% more than United States
1
Ranked 24th.

Education > Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 150th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

People > Age structure > 0-14 years 15.8%
Ranked 191st.
20%
Ranked 156th. 27% more than Finland

Media > Households with television 94.1%
Ranked 11th.
97.84%
Ranked 14th. 4% more than Finland

Education > Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 129th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Transport > Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 23.33
Ranked 32nd.
68
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than Finland

Health > Life expectancy > Men 77 years
Ranked 28th. 1% more than United States
76 years
Ranked 30th.
Lifestyle > Quality of life index 175.72
Ranked 5th.
191.27
Ranked 2nd. 9% more than Finland
Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index 0.069
Ranked 107th.
3.57
Ranked 40th. 52 times more than Finland
Geography > Location Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Health > Obesity 12.8%
Ranked 16th.
30.6%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Finland
Media > Personal computers > Per capita 481.05 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th.
762.15 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 58% more than Finland

Government > Administrative divisions 19 regions (maakunnat, singular - maakunta (Finnish); landskapen, singular - landskapet (Swedish)); Aland (Swedish), Ahvenanmaa (Finnish); Etela-Karjala (Finnish), Sodra Karelen (Swedish) [South Karelia]; Etela-Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Sodra Osterbotten (Swedish) [South Ostrobothnia]; Etela-Savo (Finnish), Sodra Savolax (Swedish) [South Savo]; Kanta-Hame (Finnish), Egentliga Tavastland (Swedish); Kainuu (Finnish), Kajanaland (Swedish); Keski-Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Mellersta Osterbotten (Swedish) [Central Ostrobothnia]; Keski-Suomi (Finnish), Mellersta Finland (Swedish) [Central Finland]; Kymenlaakso (Finnish), Kymmenedalen (Swedish); Lappi (Finnish), Lappland (Swedish); Paijat-Hame (Finnish), Paijanne-Tavastland (Swedish); Pirkanmaa (Finnish), Birkaland (Swedish) [Tampere]; Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Osterbotten (Swedish) [Ostrobothnia]; Pohjois-Karjala (Finnish), Norra Karelen (Swedish) [North Karelia]; Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (Finnish), Norra Osterbotten (Swedish) [North Ostrobothnia]; Pohjois-Savo (Finnish), Norra Savolax (Swedish) [North Savo]; Satakunta (Finnish and Swedish); Uusimaa (Finnish), Nyland (Swedish) [Newland]; Varsinais-Suomi (Finnish), Egentliga Finland (Swedish) [Southwest Finland] 50 states and 1 district*; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia*, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Labor > Labor force > By occupation agriculture and forestry 4.4%, industry 18.6%, construction 6%, commerce 16.3%, finance, insurance, and business services 13.9%, transport and communications 7.6%, public services 33.2% farming, forestry, and fishing 0.7%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 22.9%, managerial, professional, and technical 34.9%, sales and office 25%, other services 16.5%; <i>note:</i> figures exclude the unemployed
Cost of living > Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data $28.22
Ranked 105th.
$45.72
Ranked 63th. 62% more than Finland
Language > Languages Finnish 91.2% (official), Swedish 5.5% (official), other 3.3% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%; <i>note:</i> Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Legal since 1971 UN decl. sign. Legal nationwide since 2003. UN decl. sign. See Lawrence v. Texas
Media > News Agencies > List of news agencies <p>Finnish News Agency - Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT) - in Finnish, Swedish and English</p> <p>Associated Press</p> </p>Bloomberg Business News</p> </p>UPI</p>
Education > College and university > Share of total education spending 31.85%
Ranked 9th. 24% more than United States
25.65%
Ranked 26th.

People > Age structure > 65 years and over 19.2%
Ranked 7th. 38% more than United States
13.9%
Ranked 51st.

Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 83.8
Ranked 17th. 3% more than United States
81.1
Ranked 43th.

Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air pollution 11.25
Ranked 27th.
25.04
Ranked 52nd. 2 times more than Finland
Education > Average years of schooling of adults 10
Ranked 9th.
12
Ranked 1st. 20% more than Finland
Economy > Exports per capita $14,121.88
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than United States
$4,972.70
Ranked 50th.

Economy > Human Development Index 0.941
Ranked 14th.
0.944
Ranked 10th. About the same as Finland
Crime > Prisoners 3,433 prisoners
Ranked 108th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 588 times more than Finland
People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate 23%
Ranked 75th.
33%
Ranked 16th. 43% more than Finland

Energy > Oil > Production > Per capita 1.71 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 75th.
28.08 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 29th. 16 times more than Finland

Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons 28.84
Ranked 50th.
2,478.03
Ranked 2nd. 86 times more than Finland

Labor > Unemployment rate 8.4%
Ranked 39th.
9.7%
Ranked 31st. 15% more than Finland

Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.69
Ranked 64th.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 17% more than Finland

People > Gender > Male population 2.85 million
Ranked 118th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 81 times more than Finland

Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 536
Ranked 137th.
715
Ranked 110th. 33% more than Finland

Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent $113.38
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than United States
$40.58
Ranked 124th.
Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2%
Ranked 74th.
4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Finland
Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 1,160.65 per 1,000 people
Ranked 23th. 37% more than United States
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th.

Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate 30.5%
Ranked 45th.
35%
Ranked 35th. 15% more than Finland

Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services 71.2%
Ranked 42nd.
79.7%
Ranked 14th. 12% more than Finland
Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita 43.56 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 15th.
68.67 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 7th. 58% more than Finland

Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 77.3
Ranked 35th. 1% more than United States
76.3
Ranked 42nd.

Military > Military service age and obligation 18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units
Energy > Oil > Consumption 206,200 bbl/day
Ranked 50th.
18.69 million bbl/day
Ranked 1st. 91 times more than Finland

People > Total fertility rate 1.73 children born/woman
Ranked 164th.
2.06 children born/woman
Ranked 116th. 19% more than Finland

Military > Armed forces personnel 32,000
Ranked 81st.
1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 43 times more than Finland
Culture > Happy Planet Index 47.2
Ranked 60th. 54% more than United States
30.7
Ranked 114th.

Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim 0.2%
Ranked 145th.
1.4%
Ranked 114th. 7 times more than Finland
Geography > Coastline 1,250 km
Ranked 78th.
19,924 km
Ranked 9th. 16 times more than Finland

Media > Broadcast media a mix of publicly-operated TV stations and privately-owned TV stations; the 2 publicly-owned TV stations recently expanded services and the largest private TV station has introduced several special-interest pay-TV channels; cable and satellite multi-channel subscription services are available; all TV signals have been broadcast digitally since September 2007; analog broadcasts via cable networks were terminated in February 2008; public broadcasting maintains a network of 13 national and 25 regional radio stations; a large number of private radio broadcasters 4
Crime > Rape victims 1.1%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.
Education > Children out of school, primary, female 2,896
Ranked 72nd.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 269 times more than Finland

Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 172.51
Ranked 14th. 76% more than United States
98.17
Ranked 111th.

Crime > Burglaries 467.2
Ranked 17th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 53% more than Finland

Labor > Labor force 2.68 million
Ranked 86th.
154.9 million
Ranked 4th. 58 times more than Finland

Religion > Major religion(s) Christianity Christianity
Crime > Auto theft 290.3
Ranked 10th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 34% more than Finland

People > Divorce rate 1.85 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th.
4.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Finland
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 3.15 million
Ranked 120th.
261.45 million
Ranked 4th. 83 times more than Finland

Environment > Current issues air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations air pollution resulting in acid rain in both the US and Canada; the US is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels; water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers; limited natural fresh water resources in much of the western part of the country require careful management; desertification
Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.84%
Ranked 17th. 22% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal $9.56
Ranked 27th. 59% more than United States
$6.00
Ranked 77th.
Background > Overview <p> Finland is a country in the far north of Europe, bordered by Norway, Sweden and Russia. Unlike their fellow-Scandinavian neighbours to the west, the Finns are not a Germanic people but rather speak a language related to Estonian, some languages of Siberia and, more distantly, Hungarian.</p> <p>Despite its substantial size, Finland is relatively thinly-populated. Around two-thirds of its territory is covered by forest and about a tenth by lakes. </p> <p>Hundreds of years of Swedish rule were followed by a further century of Russian control before independence in 1917. This failed to stem the demands of Finland&#039;s giant Soviet neighbour, and World War II saw fierce fighting along Finland&#039;s eastern border.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17288360">Full Article</a> <p>The USA is the world&#039;s foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach. </p> <p>America&#039;s gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world&#039;s defence spending put together.</p> <p>The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16761057">Full Article</a>
Energy > Energy use > Kg of oil equivalent per capita 6,182.8
Ranked 5th.
6,793.09
Ranked 4th. 10% more than Finland

Industry > Gross value added by construction 14.77 billion
Ranked 32nd.
599.29 billion
Ranked 1st. 41 times more than Finland

Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter $2.08
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than United States
$0.97
Ranked 137th.

Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity $194.10 billion
Ranked 54th.
$16.24 trillion
Ranked 1st. 84 times more than Finland

Media > Radio > List of radio stations <p>Yleisradio Oy (YLE) - public</p> </p>The Voice - private</p> </p>Radio Nova - national, private</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17290044">Full Article</a> <p>NPR (National Public Radio) - non-commercial network of member stations; news, information and cultural programmes</p> </p>Clear Channel - America&#039;s largest commercial radio operator, owns more than 1,200 stations</p> </p>CBS Radio - major commercial operator with nearly 180 stations in major markets</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek 40 hours
Ranked 155th. The same as United States
40 hours
Ranked 108th.
Transport > Road > Expressway length 739 km
Ranked 35th.
76,334 km
Ranked 2nd. 103 times more than Finland
Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 303.83
Ranked 21st. 8% more than United States
281.99
Ranked 22nd.

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre $5,528.95
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United States
$1,874.98
Ranked 76th.
Agriculture > Products barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes; dairy cattle; fish wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products
Language > Major language(s) Finnish, Swedish English
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless $13.92
Ranked 8th. 84% more than United States
$7.56
Ranked 47th.
Economy > Exports > Commodities electrical and optical equipment, machinery, transport equipment, paper and pulp, chemicals, basic metals; timber agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0%
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 606,369
Ranked 121st.
51.86 million
Ranked 4th. 86 times more than Finland

People > Sex ratio > At birth 1.04 male(s)/female
Ranked 165th.
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 94th. 1% more than Finland

People > Sex ratio > Total population 0.96 male(s)/female
Ranked 166th.
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 143th. 1% more than Finland

Transport > Commute > Distance 2.55 km
Ranked 15th.
8.79 km
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Finland
People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 877,183
Ranked 121st.
77.19 million
Ranked 4th. 88 times more than Finland

Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita $23,709.26 per capita
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than United States
$8,527.60 per capita
Ranked 29th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 54.62%
Ranked 147th.
56.58%
Ranked 104th. 4% more than Finland

Government > Capital city > Name Helsinki Washington, DC
Transport > Airports 148
Ranked 39th.
13,513
Ranked 1st. 91 times more than Finland

Health > Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females 1,492
Ranked 29th.
3,633
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Finland
Economy > Inequality > GINI index 26.88
Ranked 39th.
40.81
Ranked 16th. 52% more than Finland
Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 147th.
14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 131st. 27% more than Finland

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $5.96 billion
Ranked 50th.
$173.80 billion
Ranked 3rd. 29 times more than Finland

Environment > Pollution perceptions > Water pollution 25
Ranked 22nd.
45.87
Ranked 38th. 83% more than Finland
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 49.07%
Ranked 144th.
51.06%
Ranked 99th. 4% more than Finland

People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.5
Ranked 127th. 2% more than United States
0.49
Ranked 133th.

Crime > Prisoners > Per capita 71 per 100,000 people
Ranked 114th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Finland
Education > Literacy > Female 100%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 17th.

Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 0.288 per 1,000 people
Ranked 86th.
3.27 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 11 times more than Finland

Geography > Area > Water 34,330 sq km
Ranked 17th.
664,709 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Finland

Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population 79.27 years
Ranked 38th. 1% more than United States
78.37 years
Ranked 47th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 35.7%
Ranked 62nd. 11% more than United States
32.24%
Ranked 107th.

Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 113
Ranked 134th.
133
Ranked 86th. 18% more than Finland
Economy > Tourist arrivals 3.58 million
Ranked 46th.
57.94 million
Ranked 3rd. 16 times more than Finland

Economy > GDP per capita in 1950 $4,131.00
Ranked 15th.
$9,573.00
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Finland
Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership 5,264
Ranked 96th.
948,892
Ranked 2nd. 180 times more than Finland
Religion > Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent 85.1%
Ranked 7th. 55% more than United States
55%
Ranked 19th.
Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index 103.6%
Ranked 117th.
107.5%
Ranked 80th. 4% more than Finland

Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index 26.8
Ranked 38th.
45
Ranked 9th. 68% more than Finland

Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita 383.31 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th.
630.02 per 1 million people
Ranked 3rd. 64% more than Finland

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre $983.63
Ranked 25th. About the same as United States
$981.22
Ranked 26th.
Geography > Land boundaries > Border countries Norway 727 km, Sweden 614 km, Russia 1,313 km Canada 8,893 km (including 2,477 km with Alaska), Mexico 3,141 km
Economy > Imports per capita $13,322.15
Ranked 23th. 82% more than United States
$7,336.40
Ranked 47th.

Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people 2.8
Ranked 83th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 2 times more than Finland
Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares 2.25 million
Ranked 75th.
170.43 million
Ranked 1st. 76 times more than Finland

Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing 32.7 billion
Ranked 40th.
1.99 trillion
Ranked 1st. 61 times more than Finland

Military > Military expenditures 2% of GDP
Ranked 14th.
4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Finland
Labor > Labor force, total 2.72 million
Ranked 108th.
158.69 million
Ranked 4th. 58 times more than Finland

Government > International organization participation ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), Arctic Council, Australia Group, BIS, CBSS, CD, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, ECB, EIB, EITI (implementing country), EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, FATF, G-9, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NC, NEA, NIB, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PFP, Schengen Convention, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMIL, UNMOGIP, UNRWA, UNTSO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), ANZUS, APEC, Arctic Council, ARF, ASEAN (dialogue partner), Australia Group, BIS, BSEC (observer), CBSS (observer), CD, CE (observer), CERN (observer), CICA (observer), CP, EAPC, EAS, EBRD, EITI (implementing country), FAO, FATF, G-20, G-5, G-7, G-8, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD (partners), IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MINUSTAH, MONUSCO, NAFTA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS, OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PIF (partner), SAARC (observer), SELEC (observer), SICA (observer), SPC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNITAR, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNRWA, UNSC (permanent), UNTSO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC
Energy > Electricity > Production 70.34 billion kWh
Ranked 32nd.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 58 times more than Finland

Education > College and university > Gender ratio 124.02
Ranked 45th.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 13% more than Finland

People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 30.15%
Ranked 58th. 13% more than United States
26.71%
Ranked 104th.

Transport > Waterways 8,000 km
Ranked 1st.
41,009 km
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Finland

Cost of living > Consumer price index > Plus rent 71.23
Ranked 20th. 23% more than United States
57.93
Ranked 32nd.
People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 9.4
Ranked 60th. 17% more than United States
8.07
Ranked 88th.

Culture > Food and drink > Beer consumption 435 million L
Ranked 28th.
24.14 billion L
Ranked 2nd. 55 times more than Finland
Economy > Debt > External > Per capita $51,770.94 per capita
Ranked 11th. 27% more than United States
$40,678.76 per capita
Ranked 12th.

People > Marriage rate 4.8
Ranked 26th.
9.8
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Finland
People > Physicians density 2.74 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 18th. 13% more than United States
2.42 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 17th.

Agriculture > Farm workers 105,000
Ranked 135th.
2.67 million
Ranked 47th. 25 times more than Finland

Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita 14.99 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th.
22.22 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 48% more than Finland

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ $38.85 billion
Ranked 30th.
$1.80 trillion
Ranked 1st. 46 times more than Finland

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg $1.25
Ranked 66th.
$2.35
Ranked 19th. 88% more than Finland
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index 99.26
Ranked 19th. 21% more than United States
82.14
Ranked 31st.
Energy > Electricity production > KWh 70.37 billion
Ranked 19th.
4.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 61 times more than Finland

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2 $81.93
Ranked 12th. 82% more than United States
$45.00
Ranked 41st.
Crime > Assaults 586.9
Ranked 8th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 34% more than Finland
Health > Infant mortality rate > Total 3.43 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 205th.
6.06 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 77% more than Finland

Health > Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males 2,995
Ranked 28th.
6,291
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Finland
Energy > Electricity production from renewable sources > KWh 28.09 billion
Ranked 16th.
518.77 billion
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Finland

Economy > Budget > Expenditures $139.10 billion
Ranked 3rd.
$3.54 trillion
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Finland

Education > Tertiary enrollment 70.4%
Ranked 1st.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 3% more than Finland
Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 70%
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
34.5%
Ranked 42nd.
Transport > Vehicles > Per km of road 37.47
Ranked 22nd. 21% more than United States
31
Ranked 26th.

Religion > Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 0.8%
Ranked 134th. The same as United States
0.8%
Ranked 132nd.
Culture > World Heritage Sites 6
Ranked 42nd.
8
Ranked 24th. 33% more than Finland
Environment > Municipal waste generation 460 kgs per person per year
Ranked 15th.
760 kgs per person per year
Ranked 1st. 65% more than Finland
Military > Military branches Finnish Defense Forces (FDF): Army (Puolustusvoimat), Navy (Merivoimat; includes Coastal Defense Forces), Air Force (Ilmavoimat) United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard
Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 87.76
Ranked 23th. 17% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita $12,413.88
Ranked 20th. 84% more than United States
$6,763.09
Ranked 33th.

Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 482.83
Ranked 16th. 7% more than United States
450.67
Ranked 23th.

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre $3,467.10
Ranked 19th. 3 times more than United States
$1,235.42
Ranked 72nd.
Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index 105.35
Ranked 16th. 55% more than United States
67.82
Ranked 39th.
Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Services 69.6%
Ranked 46th.
79.7%
Ranked 15th. 15% more than Finland

Crime > Software piracy rate 25%
Ranked 102nd. 25% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Military > Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Cost of living > Sports > Tennis court hire > 1 hour, weekend $25.45
Ranked 12th. 37% more than United States
$18.51
Ranked 37th.
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg $3.03
Ranked 44th.
$3.69
Ranked 19th. 22% more than Finland
Geography > Total area > Sq. km 338,420
Ranked 62nd.
9.63 million
Ranked 3rd. 28 times more than Finland

Education > Homeschooling legal status Legal as alternative to the mandatory public school system. Written and oral examinations to check on progress are mandatory. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Economy > Gross National Income per capita $23,708.52
Ranked 13th.
$34,319.53
Ranked 5th. 45% more than Finland
Media > Televisions per 1000 613.85
Ranked 11th.
754.89
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than Finland
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Tomatoes > 1kg $4.16
Ranked 18th. 16% more than United States
$3.60
Ranked 22nd.
Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita 101 Int. $
Ranked 91st. 1% more than United States
100 Int. $
Ranked 93th.

People > Nationality > Adjective Finnish American
Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations 30
Ranked 50th.
13,742
Ranked 1st. 458 times more than Finland
Economy > Currency > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average $5.34
Ranked 119th. 5 times more than United States
$1.00
Ranked 147th.

People > Age distribution > Child dependency ratio 27.87%
Ranked 65th.
29.52%
Ranked 37th. 6% more than Finland

Sports > Chess > GrandMasters 5
Ranked 41st.
60
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than Finland
Cost of living > Consumer price index > Excluding rent 103.66
Ranked 13th. 35% more than United States
76.81
Ranked 33th.
Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh 84.8 billion
Ranked 34th.
4.13 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 49 times more than Finland

People > Gender > Sex ratio at birth 1.04
Ranked 140th.
1.05
Ranked 132nd. About the same as Finland