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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 > 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 > 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).
  • 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.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • 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 > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • People > Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Geography > Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • 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 > Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geography > Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Military > Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • 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.
  • Environment > Marine fish catch: Total marine fish catch
    Units: Metric Tons
  • Economy > Unemployment rate: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • People > Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Government > Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
  • Geography > Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Government > Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • 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.
  • Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

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  • Government > Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • 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.
  • Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

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  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • People > Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Government > Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Education > Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • Military > Budget: Annual defense budget in billion 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.
  • Agriculture > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Environment > Ecological footprint: Ecological footprint per capita
    Units: Hectares per Person
  • 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 > 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.
  • Government > Political pressure groups and leaders: Organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
  • Geography > Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Geography > Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • 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.
  • Geography > Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP: Public debt as % of GDP (CIA).

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  • 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.
  • Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices: This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Language > Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Transport > Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Military > Navy > Nuclear submarines: Number of nuclear submarines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education > Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Military > Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • 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.
  • Media > Televisions per 1000: The total number of televisions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • People > Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Geography > Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • 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.
  • Transport > Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • 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.
  • Geography > Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper: Each city population by sex, city and city type.
  • Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Geography > Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Labor > Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Military > Army > Attack helicopters: Number of attack helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities).
  • Education > College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Military > Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Media > Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • 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.
  • Media > Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Government > Executive branch > Chief of state: The name and title of any person or role roughly equivalent to a U.S. Chief of State. This means the titular leader of the country who represents the state at official and ceremonial functions but may not be involved with the day-to-day activities of the government
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Labor > Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage: Hourly minimum wage at international USD (this means that discrepancies in purchasing power have been compensated for).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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.
  • Religion > Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • 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.
  • Geography > Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • 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.
  • Military > Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • 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.
  • Military > Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • 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).
  • Crime > Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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  • Language > Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • People > Gender > Male population: Total male population.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total: Number of people aged 60 and older.
  • Media > News Agencies > List of news agencies: List of news agencies.
  • Industry > Gross value added by construction: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 > 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.
  • Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • 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.
  • Crime > Murders > WHO: 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Media > Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • 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.
  • Transport > Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
  • Military > Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Agriculture > Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant adults out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant adult is an adult aged 65 and older.
  • Geography > Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • 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)
  • Transport > Road > Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

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  • 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.
  • Agriculture > Products: Major agricultural crops and products
  • Media > Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users (per 100 people). Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • 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.
  • Economy > Development > Human Development Index: Human Development Index trends, 1980-2012.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Military > Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces: Total number of divorces in given year by 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.
  • Energy > Electricity > Installed generating capacity per thousand people: This entry is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total: Number of people 65 years old and older.
  • 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.
  • Economy > Exports > Commodities: This entry provides a listing of the highest-valued exported products; it sometimes includes the percent of total dollar value.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Agriculture > Produce > Crop > Production index: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Crime > Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Crime > Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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  • 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.
  • Geography > Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Media > Personal computers per 1000: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total: Number of people aged 80 years and older.
  • People > Cities > Urban population: Total population living in urban areas. The defition of an urban area differs for each country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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 > 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."
  • 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."
  • People > Abortion > Abortion rate: Abortions per 1000 women.
  • Culture > World Heritage Sites: Cultural sites.

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  • Geography > Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • 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)."
  • 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.
  • People > Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • 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.
  • Media > Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Health > Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 5-14.
  • 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.
  • Industry > Growth: Annual growth rate for industrial value added based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. 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."
  • Sports > Chess > GrandMasters: Number of GrandMaster chess champions, by country. A GrandMaster is the highest level of recognition in chess.
  • Government > Executive branch > Elections: Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election
  • Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Economy > Budget > Expenditures: Expenditures calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • 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.
  • Environment > Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$: Adjusted net national income (constant 2000 US$). Adjusted net national income is GNI minus consumption of fixed capital and natural resources depletion.
  • 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.
  • Energy > Crude oil > Production: This entry is the total amount of crude oil produced, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Background > National tree: Name of tree.

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  • Media > Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people: Daily newspapers refer to those published at least four times a week and calculated as average circulation (or copies printed) per 1,000 people."
  • 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 > 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.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Transport > Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 80 and older.
  • Education > Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Economy > Inbound tourism income > Current US$: International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Culture > Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet notes: Facts and peculiarities regarding the opening of a McDonald's in each country.
  • Environment > CO2 Emissions per 1000: CO2: Total Emissions (excluding land-use) Units: thousand metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Media > Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people: Fixed lines are telephone mainlines connecting a customer's equipment to the public switched telephone network. Mobile phone subscribers refer to users of portable telephones subscribing to an automatic public mobile telephone service using cellular technology that provides access to the public switched telephone network.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption by households per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Health > Abortions: Legal abortions
  • Industry > Gross value added by construction per capita: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Religion > Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population: Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Geography > Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Transport > Gross value added by transport, storage and communication: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Labor > GNI > Current US$: GNI (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 property income) from abroad. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education > Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Environment > Proportion of land area under protection: Terrestrial areas protected to total surface area, percentage.
  • Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Geography > Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Economy > Exports > Main exports: Country main exports.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Culture > Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date: The date when the first McDonald's outlet opened in each 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.
  • Geography > Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. 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.
  • 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.
  • Economy > Debt > External: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services.
  • 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 > Televisions: The total number of televisions
  • Education > Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • 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.
  • Media > Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education > College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • Education > School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Language > Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people: Marriages by urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Media > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • 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.
  • Transport > Road > Motorway density: Meters of motorway per square kilometer.
  • Geography > Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Cuba United States HISTORY
Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax $25.05
Ranked 145th.
$3,258.85
Ranked 12th. 130 times more than Cuba
Crime > Murder rate 5.5 5
Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 4.6
Ranked 47th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 2% more than Cuba

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate 563
Ranked 43th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 23 times more than Cuba

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 49.87
Ranked 48th. 19% more than United States
42.01
Ranked 43th.

Economy > GDP $60.81 billion
Ranked 68th.
$15.68 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 258 times more than Cuba

Economy > GDP per capita $5,382.82
Ranked 96th.
$49,965.27
Ranked 10th. 9 times more than Cuba

Geography > Land area > Square miles 42,803 square miles
Ranked 54th.
3.8 million square miles
Ranked 2nd. 89 times more than Cuba
Government > Government type Communist state Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition
Government > Legal system civil law system based on Spanish civil code 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
Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.83%
Ranked 149th.
1.99%
Ranked 33th. 9% more than Cuba

Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 5.91 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
2.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 31st.

Military > Air force > Combat aircraft 230
Ranked 6th.
3,318
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 12.94%
Ranked 192nd.
16.71%
Ranked 62nd. 29% more than Cuba

People > Population 11.06 million
Ranked 77th.
316.67 million
Ranked 3rd. 29 times more than Cuba

Geography > Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Pennsylvania 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
Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 4.8
Ranked 99th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 19 times more than Cuba
Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > - -3.7% of GDP
Ranked 116th.
-6.8% of GDP
Ranked 157th. 84% more than Cuba

Geography > Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October) 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
Geography > Area > Land 110,860 sq km
Ranked 100th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 83 times more than Cuba

Government > Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly of People's Power or Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular (number of seats in the National Assembly is based on population; 614 seats; members elected directly from slates approved by special candidacy commissions to serve five-year terms) bicameral Congress consists of the Senate
Geography > Geographic coordinates 21 30 N, 80 00 W 38 00 N, 97 00 W
Religion > Religions nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented 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%
People > Population > Population growth, past and future -0.79
Ranked 226th.
0.122
Ranked 53th.

Military > Army > Main battle tanks 1,600
Ranked 6th.
8,725
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Cuba
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro $1.00
Ranked 143th.
$6.00
Ranked 34th. 6 times more than Cuba
Environment > Marine fish catch 42,862 tons
Ranked 65th.
3.33 million tons
Ranked 7th. 78 times more than Cuba
Economy > Unemployment rate 3.8%
Ranked 98th.
8.1%
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Cuba

People > Ethnic groups white 65.1%, mulatto and mestizo 24.8%, black 10.1% 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)
Government > Suffrage 16 years of age; universal 18 years of age; universal
Geography > Area > Total 110,860 sq km
Ranked 107th.
9.83 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 89 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 9.14%
Ranked 191st.
11.22%
Ranked 80th. 23% more than Cuba

Government > Constitution 24 February 1976; amended July 1992 and June 2002 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
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares 3.06 million hectares
Ranked 61st.
174.45 million hectares
Ranked 1st. 57 times more than Cuba

Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage 225 Cuban pesos ($9) per month; supplemented by the government with free education, subsidized medical care (daily pay is reduced by 40 percent after the third day of a hospital stay), housing, and some subsidized food. The federal minimum wage in the United States is US$ 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 > Judicial branch People's Supreme Court or Tribunal Supremo Popular (president, vice presidents, and other judges are elected by the National Assembly) 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
Education > Children out of school, primary 28,025
Ranked 35th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 63 times more than Cuba

Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 38
Ranked 134th.
797
Ranked 3rd. 21 times more than Cuba
Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita $10,113.66
Ranked 80th.
$47,587.30
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Cuba

Geography > Land area > Sq. km 109,820 sq km
Ranked 97th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 3rd. 83 times more than Cuba

People > Birth rate 9.92 births/1,000 population
Ranked 196th.
13.66 births/1,000 population
Ranked 147th. 38% more than Cuba

People > Population growth -0.79%
Ranked 226th.
0.122%
Ranked 53th.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 9.06
Ranked 72nd.
14.29
Ranked 98th. 58% more than Cuba

Economy > Budget > Revenues $47.78 billion
Ranked 55th.
$2.45 trillion
Ranked 1st. 51 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Median age 52.83 years
Ranked 4th. 19% more than United States
44.38 years
Ranked 117th.

Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP $10,200.00
Ranked 91st.
$51,700.00
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Cuba

Industry > Manufacturing output 8.77 billion
Ranked 59th.
2.31 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 263 times more than Cuba

Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,003
Ranked 3rd.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Cuba
Government > Political parties and leaders Cuban Communist Party or PCC [Raul CASTRO Ruz, first secretary] Democratic Party [Debbie Wasserman SCHULTZ]<br />Green Party<br />Libertarian Party [Mark HINKLE]<br />Republican Party [Reince PRIEBUS]
Energy > Commercial energy use 1,180.09
Ranked 62nd.
8,148.38
Ranked 8th. 7 times more than Cuba
Economy > Economy > Overview The government continues to balance the need for loosening its socialist economic system against a desire for firm political control. The government in April 2011 held the first Cuban Communist Party Congress in almost 13 years, during which leaders approved a plan for wide-ranging economic changes. President Raul CASTRO said such changes were needed to update the economic model to ensure the survival of socialism. The government has expanded opportunities for self-employment and has introduced limited reforms, some initially implemented in the 1990s, to increase enterprise efficiency and alleviate serious shortages of food, consumer goods, services, and housing. The average Cuban's standard of living remains at a lower level than before the downturn of the 1990s, which was caused by the loss of Soviet aid and domestic inefficiencies. Since late 2000, Venezuela has been providing oil on preferential terms, and it currently supplies over 100,000 barrels per day of petroleum products. Cuba has been paying for the oil, in part, with the services of Cuban personnel in Venezuela including some 30,000 medical professionals. 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.
Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people 49.87
Ranked 48th. 19% more than United States
42.01
Ranked 43th.

Economy > Exports $5.97 billion
Ranked 105th.
$1.56 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 261 times more than Cuba

Crime > Violent crime > Murders 563
Ranked 43th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 23 times more than Cuba

Government > Executive branch > Cabinet Council of Ministers proposed by the president of the Council of State and appointed by the National Assembly or the 28-member Council of State, elected by the assembly to act on its behalf when it is not in session Cabinet appointed by the president with Senate approval
Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 4.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 28th. 48% more than United States
3.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 37th.

People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 2.63
Ranked 13th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Cuba

Education > Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 61st.
12
Ranked 14th. 33% more than Cuba

People > Gender > Female population 2.7 million
Ranked 123th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 86 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 706,138
Ranked 125th.
77.19 million
Ranked 4th. 109 times more than Cuba

Education > Homeschooling legal status Illegal, public education is mandatory without known exceptions. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Military > Budget 0.2 US$ BN
Ranked 49th.
682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 3410 times more than Cuba
Economy > GDP > Per capita $10,150.20 per capita
Ranked 40th.
$45,759.46 per capita
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than Cuba

Agriculture > Rural population 17,713
Ranked 162nd. 14% more than United States
15,540
Ranked 170th.

Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita 1,230.47 kWh per capita
Ranked 80th.
12,747.49 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Cuba

People > Death rate 7.58 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 113th.
8.39 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 88th. 11% more than Cuba

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle $0.94
Ranked 69th.
$1.75
Ranked 24th. 86% more than Cuba
Environment > Ecological footprint 1.9
Ranked 26th.
12.22
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Cuba
Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,335
Ranked 66th. 87% more than United States
715
Ranked 105th.
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white $0.36
Ranked 139th.
$2.37
Ranked 18th. 7 times more than Cuba
Government > Political pressure groups and leaders Human Rights Watch<br />National Association of Small Farmers environmentalists; business groups; labor unions; churches; ethnic groups; political action committees or PACs; health groups; education groups; civic groups; youth groups; transportation groups; agricultural groups; veterans groups; women's groups; reform lobbies
Geography > Natural resources cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber
Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita $538.68
Ranked 51st.
$5,778.47
Ranked 6th. 11 times more than Cuba

Energy > Electricity > Consumption 13.64 billion kWh
Ranked 53th.
3.89 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 285 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 97.67%
Ranked 4th. 27% more than United States
76.73%
Ranked 93th.

Geography > Surface area > Sq. km 110,860 km²
Ranked 104th.
9.63 million km²
Ranked 3rd. 87 times more than Cuba

People > Population growth rate -0.13%
Ranked 207th.
0.9%
Ranked 124th.

Geography > Area > Land > Per capita 9.7 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 129th.
30.16 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th. 3 times more than Cuba

Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 17.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 160th.
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th. 49 times more than Cuba

Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km 65,700 sq. km
Ranked 83th.
4.11 million sq. km
Ranked 2nd. 63 times more than Cuba

Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000 2.49
Ranked 43th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Cuba

Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 78.89
Ranked 39th. About the same as United States
78.64
Ranked 40th.

Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people 256.73
Ranked 131st.
803.03
Ranked 28th. 3 times more than Cuba
Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh per capita 1,326.53
Ranked 92nd.
13,246.04
Ranked 9th. 10 times more than Cuba

Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment $13.50
Ranked 146th.
$162.08
Ranked 44th. 12 times more than Cuba
Military > Personnel > Per capita 6.74 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 29% more than United States
5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.

Military > War deaths 0.0
Ranked 81st.
0.0
Ranked 73th.

Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.315
Ranked 35th.
0.514
Ranked 14th. 63% more than Cuba

Agriculture > Agricultural growth 83
Ranked 186th.
107
Ranked 105th. 29% more than Cuba

Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP 35.1 CIA
Ranked 102nd.
72.5 CIA
Ranked 35th. 2 times more than Cuba
Media > Internet users 1.61 million
Ranked 1st.
245 million
Ranked 2nd. 153 times more than Cuba
Economy > Public debt 35.8% of GDP
Ranked 100th.
70% of GDP
Ranked 37th. 96% more than Cuba

Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices 5.5%
Ranked 69th. 3 times more than United States
2.1%
Ranked 160th.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 8.43
Ranked 39th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 72% more than Cuba

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ $6.07 billion
Ranked 39th.
$1.80 trillion
Ranked 1st. 296 times more than Cuba

Language > Languages Spanish 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
Transport > Road network length > Km
Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services 74%
Ranked 30th.
79.7%
Ranked 14th. 8% more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 498,741
Ranked 125th.
51.86 million
Ranked 4th. 104 times more than Cuba

Economy > Exports per capita $529.86
Ranked 128th.
$4,972.70
Ranked 50th. 9 times more than Cuba

Media > Personal computers > Per capita 33.45 per 1,000 people
Ranked 38th.
762.15 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 23 times more than Cuba

Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,335
Ranked 68th. 87% more than United States
715
Ranked 110th.

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre $1.12
Ranked 97th. 13% more than United States
$0.99
Ranked 115th.
Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release $0.06
Ranked 144th.
$10.00
Ranked 37th. 167 times more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 42.16%
Ranked 4th. 31% more than United States
32.24%
Ranked 107th.

Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes $85.00
Ranked 93th. 12% more than United States
$76.09
Ranked 114th.
Government > Administrative divisions 15 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 special municipality* (municipio especial); Artemisa, Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, Isla de la Juventud*, La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara 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
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index 8.32
Ranked 138th.
37.45
Ranked 30th. 5 times more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 2.76 million
Ranked 125th.
261.45 million
Ranked 4th. 95 times more than Cuba

Education > Literacy > Total population 97%
Ranked 48th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 230,734
Ranked 125th.
25.57 million
Ranked 4th. 111 times more than Cuba

People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate 21.5%
Ranked 82nd.
33%
Ranked 16th. 53% more than Cuba

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen $0.57
Ranked 146th.
$2.23
Ranked 70th. 4 times more than Cuba
Military > Navy > Nuclear submarines 0.0
Ranked 30th.
71
Ranked 1st.
Education > College and university > Gender parity index 1.64
Ranked 10th. 17% more than United States
1.41
Ranked 33th.

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre $455.60
Ranked 135th.
$1,685.98
Ranked 36th. 4 times more than Cuba
Religion > Religions > All nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar $15,000.00
Ranked 134th.
$20,000.00
Ranked 99th. 33% more than Cuba
Education > Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 57th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Military > Global Peace Index 1.92
Ranked 98th.
2.13
Ranked 4th. 11% more than Cuba

Education > Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 105th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Military > Navy > Corvette warships 1
Ranked 25th.
2
Ranked 8th. Twice as much as Cuba
Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh 14.96 billion
Ranked 76th.
4.13 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 276 times more than Cuba

Media > Televisions per 1000 234.75
Ranked 74th.
754.89
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Cuba
Health > Births and maternity > Future births 46.22
Ranked 125th.
5,124.49
Ranked 4th. 111 times more than Cuba

Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita 18.03 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 59th.
68.67 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 44.9%
Ranked 193th.
51.06%
Ranked 99th. 14% more than Cuba

Education > Children out of school, primary, female 12,879
Ranked 34th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 61 times more than Cuba

Agriculture > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 2,674.2
Ranked 80th.
6,624.4
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than Cuba

People > Population in 2015 11,437 thousand
Ranked 74th.
325,723 thousand
Ranked 3rd. 28 times more than Cuba
Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 26.1
Ranked 59th.
28
Ranked 18th. 7% more than Cuba

Geography > Terrain mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast 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
Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population 77.7 years
Ranked 55th.
78.37 years
Ranked 47th. 1% more than Cuba

Transport > Road > Motorway length 638 km
Ranked 51st.
75,008 km
Ranked 1st. 118 times more than Cuba
Military > Paramilitary personnel 26,500
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than United States
11,035
Ranked 1st.
Military > Service age and obligation 17-28 years of age for compulsory military service; 2-year service obligation; both sexes subject to military service 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)
Geography > Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 4.48 million
Ranked 18th.
85.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 19 times more than Cuba

Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 12.86%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Labor > Labor force > By occupation agriculture 21.2%, industry 14.4%, services 64.4% 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
Economy > Human Development Index 0.817
Ranked 52nd.
0.944
Ranked 10th. 16% more than Cuba
Labor > Unemployment rate 2%
Ranked 87th.
9.7%
Ranked 31st. 5 times more than Cuba

Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000 7.87
Ranked 9th. 43% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 7.53
Ranked 99th.
8.07
Ranked 88th. 7% more than Cuba

Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita 202.73 per 1,000 people
Ranked 87th. 6% more than United States
190.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.

Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 11.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 146th.
14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 131st. 24% more than Cuba

Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index 0.0
Ranked 130th.
3.57
Ranked 40th.
Culture > Happy Planet Index 56.2
Ranked 12th. 83% more than United States
30.7
Ranked 114th.

Government > Executive branch > Head of government President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Gen. Raul CASTRO Ruz (president since 24 February 2008); First Vice President of the Council of State and First Vice President of the Council of Ministers Miguel DIAZ-CANEL Bermudez (since 24 February 2013) President Barack H. OBAMA (since 20 January 2009); Vice President Joseph R. BIDEN (since 20 January 2009)
Geography > Coastline 3,735 km
Ranked 33th.
19,924 km
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than Cuba

Labor > Labor force 5.16 million
Ranked 62nd.
154.9 million
Ranked 4th. 30 times more than Cuba

Environment > Current issues air and water pollution; biodiversity loss; deforestation 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
Energy > Oil > Consumption 169,000 bbl/day
Ranked 55th.
18.69 million bbl/day
Ranked 1st. 111 times more than Cuba

Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 80.98
Ranked 45th.
81.1
Ranked 43th. About the same as Cuba

Military > Army > Attack helicopters 18
Ranked 14th.
6,417
Ranked 1st. 357 times more than Cuba
Education > College and university > Share of total education spending 34.83%
Ranked 6th. 36% more than United States
25.65%
Ranked 26th.

Health > Life expectancy > Men 77 years
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United States
76 years
Ranked 30th.
Military > Navy > Submarines 0.0
Ranked 43th.
2
Ranked 8th.
Media > Television > List of TV stations <p>Cubavision - state-run</p> </p>Portal de la TV Cubana - state TV portal</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>
Energy > Oil > Production > Per capita 5.37 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 8th.
28.08 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 29th. 5 times more than Cuba

People > Total fertility rate 1.46 children born/woman
Ranked 191st.
2.06 children born/woman
Ranked 116th. 41% more than Cuba

Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 76.91
Ranked 37th. 1% more than United States
76.3
Ranked 42nd.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 36.47%
Ranked 4th. 37% more than United States
26.71%
Ranked 104th.

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg $0.80
Ranked 134th.
$2.70
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Cuba
Media > Television receivers > Per capita 240.44 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.
803.21 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Cuba

Government > Executive branch > Chief of state President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Gen. Raul CASTRO Ruz (president since 24 February 2008); First Vice President of the Council of State and First Vice President of the Council of Ministers Miguel DIAZ-CANEL Bermudez (since 24 February 2013) President Barack H. OBAMA (since 20 January 2009); Vice President Joseph R. BIDEN (since 20 January 2009)
Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 14.95
Ranked 196th.
98.17
Ranked 111th. 7 times more than Cuba

Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity $121.00 billion
Ranked 67th.
$16.24 trillion
Ranked 1st. 134 times more than Cuba

Labor > Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage $0.08
Ranked 146th.
$7.25
Ranked 13th. 91 times more than Cuba
Government > Capital city > Name Havana Washington, DC
Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates 23 07 N, 82 21 W 38 53 N, 77 02 W
Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons 17.3
Ranked 62nd.
2,478.03
Ranked 2nd. 143 times more than Cuba

Government > International organization participation ACP, ALBA, AOSIS, CELAC, FAO, G-77, IAEA, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IFAD, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, LAES, LAIA, NAM, OAS (excluded from formal participation since 1962), OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, Petrocaribe, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, Union Latina, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO 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
People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.43
Ranked 165th.
0.49
Ranked 133th. 14% more than Cuba

Crime > Prisoners 0.0
Ranked 162nd.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st.
Media > Internet > Users per 1000 115.91
Ranked 96th.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than Cuba

Religion > Major religion(s) Christianity Christianity
Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male 78.1%
Ranked 28th. 1% more than United States
77.4%
Ranked 32nd.
Cost of living > Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data $350.00
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United States
$45.72
Ranked 63th.
Geography > Area > Water 1,040 sq km
Ranked 109th.
664,709 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 639 times more than Cuba

People > Age structure > 0-14 years 16.6%
Ranked 182nd.
20%
Ranked 156th. 20% more than Cuba

Military > Military service age and obligation 17-28 years of age for compulsory military service; 2-year service obligation; both sexes subject to military service 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
Media > Broadcast media government owns and controls all broadcast media with private ownership of electronic media prohibited; government operates 4 national TV networks and many local TV stations; government operates 6 national radio networks, an international station, and many local radio stations; Radio-TV Marti is beamed from the US 4 m
Transport > Airports 133
Ranked 43th.
13,513
Ranked 1st. 102 times more than Cuba

Military > Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0
Ranked 61st.
10
Ranked 1st.
Geography > Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Pennsylvania 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
Crime > Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Language > Major language(s) Spanish English
People > Gender > Male population 2.76 million
Ranked 120th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 84 times more than Cuba

Energy > Electricity production > KWh 17.75 billion
Ranked 74th.
4.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 241 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 2.3 million
Ranked 112th.
148.96 million
Ranked 3rd. 65 times more than Cuba

Media > News Agencies > List of news agencies <p>Cuban News Agency (ACN) - state-run</p> </p>Prensa Latina - state-run</p> <p>Associated Press</p> </p>Bloomberg Business News</p> </p>UPI</p>
Industry > Gross value added by construction 3.83 billion
Ranked 68th.
599.29 billion
Ranked 1st. 157 times more than Cuba

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre $170.00
Ranked 136th.
$1,874.98
Ranked 76th. 11 times more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 50.59%
Ranked 193th.
56.58%
Ranked 104th. 12% more than Cuba

Economy > Fiscal year calendar year 1
Background > Overview <p>Cuba&#039;s Communist government has survived more than 40 years of US sanctions intended to topple veteran leader Fidel Castro. It also defied predictions that it would not survive the collapse of its one-time supporter, the Soviet Union. </p> <p>Since the fall of the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Cuba has been a one-party state led by Mr Castro and - since February 2008 - by his chosen successor and younger brother, Raul. </p> <p>Fidel Castro exercised control over virtually all aspects of Cuban life through the Communist Party and its affiliated mass organisations, the government bureaucracy and the state security apparatus. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19583447">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 992.07
Ranked 84th.
6,793.09
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than Cuba

People > Age structure > 65 years and over 12.3%
Ranked 60th.
13.9%
Ranked 51st. 13% more than Cuba

Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry 22.3%
Ranked 140th. 17% more than United States
19.1%
Ranked 160th.

Geography > Population density > People per sq. km 102.62 people/m²
Ranked 83th. 3 times more than United States
32.35 people/m²
Ranked 149th.

Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek 44 hours
Ranked 72nd. 10% more than United States
40 hours
Ranked 108th.
Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 0.445
Ranked 166th.
281.99
Ranked 22nd. 634 times more than Cuba

Crime > Murders > WHO 6
Ranked 87th. 7% more than United States
5.6
Ranked 88th.
Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita 9.93 per 1 million people
Ranked 51st.
630.02 per 1 million people
Ranked 3rd. 63 times more than Cuba

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $2.83 billion
Ranked 60th.
$173.80 billion
Ranked 3rd. 61 times more than Cuba

People > Nationality > Noun Cuban(s) American(s)
Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 131
Ranked 91st.
133
Ranked 86th. 2% more than Cuba
Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares 3.57 million
Ranked 56th.
170.43 million
Ranked 1st. 48 times more than Cuba

Media > Radio > List of radio stations <p>Radio Rebelde - news, music, sport</p> </p>Radio Reloj - news</p> </p>Radio Habana Cuba - external, languages include Spanish, English, French, Portuguese</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19578348">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>
Economy > Imports per capita $1,217.29
Ranked 120th.
$7,336.40
Ranked 47th. 6 times more than Cuba

Transport > Waterways 240 km
Ranked 44th.
41,009 km
Ranked 2nd. 171 times more than Cuba

Military > Armed forces personnel 58,000
Ranked 60th.
1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 24 times more than Cuba
Education > Literacy > Female 96.9%
Ranked 45th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Cuba

Labor > Labor force, total 5.33 million
Ranked 75th.
158.69 million
Ranked 4th. 30 times more than Cuba

Agriculture > Farm workers 610,000
Ranked 86th.
2.67 million
Ranked 47th. 4 times more than Cuba

Health > Infant mortality rate > Total 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 179th.
6.06 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 24% more than Cuba

Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent $37.65
Ranked 126th.
$40.58
Ranked 124th. 8% more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 72.1%
Ranked 4th. 53% more than United States
47.21%
Ranked 101st.

Geography > Elevation extremes > Highest point Pico Turquino 2,005 m Mount McKinley (Denali) 6,194 m (highest point in North America)
Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita 82 Int. $
Ranked 181st.
100 Int. $
Ranked 93th. 22% more than Cuba

Transport > Road > Expressway length 638 km
Ranked 43th.
76,334 km
Ranked 2nd. 120 times more than Cuba
Military > Military expenditures 3.2% of GDP
Ranked 7th.
4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 44% more than Cuba
Agriculture > Products sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products
Media > Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 25.64
Ranked 126th.
81.03
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Cuba

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal $6.00
Ranked 78th. The same as United States
$6.00
Ranked 77th.
Economy > Development > Human Development Index 0.78
Ranked 59th.
0.937
Ranked 3rd. 20% more than Cuba

Education > Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 1.14
Ranked 44th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 2 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 4.23%
Ranked 192nd.
5.53%
Ranked 57th. 31% more than Cuba

People > Physicians density 6.72 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
2.42 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 17th.

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless $2.91
Ranked 144th.
$7.56
Ranked 47th. 3 times more than Cuba
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000 272.37 hectares
Ranked 53th.
590.32 hectares
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Cuba

Military > Military branches Revolutionary Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, FAR): Revolutionary Army (Ejercito Revolucionario, ER, includes Territorial Militia Troops (Milicia de Tropas de Territoriales, MTT)); Revolutionary Navy (Marina de Guerra Revolucionaria, MGR, includes Marine Corps); Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Forces (Defensas Anti-Aereas y Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria, DAAFAR), Youth Labor Army (Ejercito Juvenil del Trabajo, EJT) United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard
People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 29,712
Ranked 22nd.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 30 times more than Cuba

Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP per thousand people $0.90
Ranked 106th. 5 times more than United States
$0.16
Ranked 139th.

Energy > Electricity > Installed generating capacity per thousand people 524.47 kW
Ranked 8th.
3,358.91 kW
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 1.99 million
Ranked 109th.
123.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 62 times more than Cuba

Education > College and university > Gender ratio 168.65
Ranked 11th. 20% more than United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Economy > Exports > Commodities petroleum, nickel, medical products, sugar, tobacco, fish, citrus, coffee 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%
Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita 1,240.52 kWh
Ranked 71st.
12,736.19 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Cuba

Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter $1.40
Ranked 86th. 44% more than United States
$0.97
Ranked 137th.

Agriculture > Produce > Crop > Production index 112.9%
Ranked 53th. 1% more than United States
111.3%
Ranked 59th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 2.45 million
Ranked 125th.
235.92 million
Ranked 4th. 96 times more than Cuba

Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing 6.28 billion
Ranked 75th.
1.99 trillion
Ranked 1st. 317 times more than Cuba

Crime > Prisoners > Per capita 0.0
Ranked 159th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st.
Crime > Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence ?? Varies by state
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index 38.83
Ranked 125th.
82.14
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than Cuba
Geography > Total area > Sq. km 110,860
Ranked 101st.
9.63 million
Ranked 3rd. 87 times more than Cuba

Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership 24,512
Ranked 57th.
948,892
Ranked 2nd. 39 times more than Cuba
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre $250.03
Ranked 129th.
$981.22
Ranked 26th. 4 times more than Cuba
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg $7.00
Ranked 5th. 90% more than United States
$3.69
Ranked 19th.
Energy > Electricity > Production 17.8 billion kWh
Ranked 57th.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 230 times more than Cuba

Government > Country name > Conventional long form Republic of Cuba United States of America
Media > Personal computers per 1000 33.39
Ranked 39th.
764.36
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than Cuba

Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita 5.49 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th.
22.22 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Cuba

People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total 982,691
Ranked 95th.
51.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 53 times more than Cuba

People > Cities > Urban population 82,287
Ranked 62nd.
84,460
Ranked 54th. 3% more than Cuba

Geography > Land use > Arable land 32.31%
Ranked 23th. 98% more than United States
16.29%
Ranked 65th.

Industry > CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction > Million metric tons 7.46
Ranked 58th.
597.86
Ranked 2nd. 80 times more than Cuba

Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 64%
Ranked 16th. 86% more than United States
34.5%
Ranked 42nd.
Transport > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 38.03
Ranked 103th.
819.79
Ranked 3rd. 22 times more than Cuba

Industry > Manufacturing growth 2.86
Ranked 63th.
-3.55
Ranked 112th.

People > Abortion > Abortion rate 24.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 7th. 19% more than United States
20.8 abortions per 1,000 women
Ranked 3rd.
Culture > World Heritage Sites 7
Ranked 30th.
8
Ranked 24th. 14% more than Cuba
Geography > Land boundaries > Border countries US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay 29 km Canada 8,893 km (including 2,477 km with Alaska), Mexico 3,141 km
Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 21.04
Ranked 99th.
450.67
Ranked 23th. 21 times more than Cuba

Economy > Imports $13.72 billion
Ranked 86th.
$2.30 trillion
Ranked 1st. 168 times more than Cuba

People > Nationality > Adjective Cuban American
Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index 109.6%
Ranked 65th. 2% more than United States
107.5%
Ranked 80th.

Media > Radio broadcast stations AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1 AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19
Health > Deaths > Percent deaths registered 90-100 90-100
People > Sex ratio > Total population 0.99 male(s)/female
Ranked 97th. 2% more than United States
0.97 male(s)/female
Ranked 143th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 8.71%
Ranked 193th.
11.17%
Ranked 64th. 28% more than Cuba

Health > Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 1.5 births per woman
Ranked 147th.
2.05 births per woman
Ranked 117th. 37% more than Cuba

Industry > Growth 5.75
Ranked 44th.
-2.89
Ranked 126th.

Sports > Chess > GrandMasters 12
Ranked 22nd.
60
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Cuba
Government > Executive branch > Elections president and vice presidents elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term; election last held on 24 February 2013 (next to be held in 2018) president and vice president elected on the same ticket by a college of representatives who are elected directly from each state; president and vice president serve four-year terms (eligible for a second term); election last held 6 November 2012 (next to be held on 8 November 2016)
Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations 1
Ranked 148th.
13,742
Ranked 1st. 13742 times more than Cuba
Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP 3.8%
Ranked 18th.
4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 7% more than Cuba
Economy > Budget > Expenditures $50.45 billion
Ranked 52nd.
$3.54 trillion
Ranked 1st. 70 times more than Cuba

People > Sex ratio > At birth 1.06 male(s)/female
Ranked 47th. 1% more than United States
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 94th.

Environment > Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$ $41.90 billion
Ranked 35th.
$11.13 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 266 times more than Cuba
Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 0.294 per 1,000 people
Ranked 85th.
3.27 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 11 times more than Cuba

Energy > Crude oil > Production 50,800 bbl/day
Ranked 62nd.
11.11 million bbl/day
Ranked 2nd. 219 times more than Cuba

Background > National tree Palma Real Oak
Media > Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 64.69
Ranked 47th.
193.19
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than Cuba

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index 32.02
Ranked 118th.
67.82
Ranked 39th. 2 times more than Cuba
Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita $375.79
Ranked 88th. 60% more than United States
$234.27
Ranked 105th.

People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 59,676
Ranked 29th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 35 times more than Cuba

Economy > Tourist arrivals 2.32 million
Ranked 55th.
57.94 million
Ranked 3rd. 25 times more than Cuba

Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita $4,137.47 per capita
Ranked 15th.
$8,527.60 per capita
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than Cuba

Transport > Rail > Railway length 5,076 km
Ranked 35th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 44 times more than Cuba
Military > Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Industry > Industry, value added > Current US$ $11.63 billion
Ranked 51st.
$2.81 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 242 times more than Cuba

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre $150.00
Ranked 135th.
$1,235.42
Ranked 72nd. 8 times more than Cuba
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg $0.03
Ranked 146th.
$2.35
Ranked 19th. 78 times more than Cuba
People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 18%
Ranked 5th. 61% more than United States
11.18%
Ranked 93th.

Education > Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 52nd. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Economy > Inbound tourism income > Current US$ $2.55 billion
Ranked 58th.
$166.53 billion
Ranked 2nd. 65 times more than Cuba

Culture > Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet notes Open only to base personnel. Ordinary Cubans cannot access. See McDonalds Annual Report
Environment > CO2 Emissions per 1000 2.79
Ranked 75th.
19.86
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than Cuba
Media > Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 87.35 per 1,000 people
Ranked 118th.
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 14 times more than Cuba

Energy > Electricity > Consumption by households per capita 431.81 kWh
Ranked 94th.
4,599.49 kWh
Ranked 7th. 11 times more than Cuba

Health > Abortions 83,963
Ranked 9th.
1.21 million
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Cuba
Industry > Gross value added by construction per capita 339.51
Ranked 114th.
1,909.08
Ranked 29th. 6 times more than Cuba

Religion > Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 0.1%
Ranked 170th.
0.8%
Ranked 132nd. 8 times more than Cuba
Geography > Irrigated land 8,700 sq km
Ranked 44th.
230,000 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 26 times more than Cuba

Transport > Gross value added by transport, storage and communication 5.56 billion
Ranked 68th.
929.19 billion
Ranked 1st. 167 times more than Cuba

Labor > GNI > Current US$ $67.24 billion
Ranked 63th.
$16.51 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 246 times more than Cuba

Military > Armed forces personnel > Total 76,000
Ranked 55th.
1.54 million
Ranked 4th. 20 times more than Cuba

Media > Internet > Users > Per capita 114.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 96th.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Cuba

Economy > GDP per person 5,596.28
Ranked 81st.
45,989.18
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than Cuba

Education > Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 7.53 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 37% more than United States
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.

Energy > Electricity production from renewable sources > KWh 567 million
Ranked 106th.
518.77 billion
Ranked 1st. 915 times more than Cuba

Education > Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 78th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 33% more than Cuba
Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim 0.01%
Ranked 162nd.
1.4%
Ranked 114th. 140 times more than Cuba
Health > Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 4.3
Ranked 161st.
6
Ranked 151st. 40% more than Cuba

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2 $15.00
Ranked 134th.
$45.00
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than Cuba
Culture > Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 1,261
Ranked 38th. 23% more than United States
1,028
Ranked 51st.
Environment > Proportion of land area under protection 12.41%
Ranked 116th.
13.82%
Ranked 111th. 11% more than Cuba

Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 107.93
Ranked 116th.
442.8
Ranked 25th. 4 times more than Cuba

Health > Life expectancy > Women 81 years
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
81 years
Ranked 33th.
Geography > Natural hazards the east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to November (in general, the country averages about one hurricane every other year); droughts are common tsunamis; volcanoes; earthquake activity around Pacific Basin; hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts; tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast; mud slides in California; forest fires in the west; flooding; permafrost in northern Alaska, a major impediment to development
Economy > Exports > Main exports Nickel, sugar, tobacco, shellfish, medical products, citrus, coffee Computers and electrical machinery, vehicles, chemical products, food and live animals, military equipment and aircraft
Labor > Employment rate > Adults 54.4
Ranked 108th.
59.2
Ranked 74th. 9% more than Cuba

Government > Flag description five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white, five-pointed star in the center; the blue bands refer to the three old divisions of the island: central, occidental, and oriental; the white bands describe the purity of the independence ideal; the triangle symbolizes liberty, equality, and fraternity, while the red color stands for the blood shed in the independence struggle; the white star, called La Estrella Solitaria (the Lone Star) lights the way to freedom and was taken from the flag of Texas 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states, the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies; the blue stands for loyalty, devotion, truth, justice, and friendship; red symbolizes courage, zeal, and fervency, while white denotes purity and rectitude of conduct; commonly referred to by its nickname of Old Glory
Culture > Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date April 24, 1986 May 15, 1940
Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita $4,122.58
Ranked 43th.
$6,763.09
Ranked 33th. 64% more than Cuba

Geography > Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 89.6 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 159th. 3 times more than United States
32.62 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 70th.

Geography > Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile
Ranked 67th. The same as United States
12 nautical mile
Ranked 61st.

Economy > Debt > External $22.51 billion
Ranked 76th.
$15.93 trillion
Ranked 1st. 708 times more than Cuba

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre $235.00
Ranked 102nd.
$745.72
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Cuba
Media > Televisions 2.64 million
Ranked 54th.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 83 times more than Cuba