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United States

Sources: United Nations Statistics Division and World Bank


The United States are the biggest economy in the world. Both in population and area, they are ranked number three in the world. The living standard is very high and also the unemployment rate quite low. The economic activity rate is also ok.

The life expectancy of 77.3 years is quite good, however, not that good compared with other developed countries. Also the HIV rate is quite good compared with the world average, but not compared with other developed nations. Drinking water and sanitation coverage is excellent. The USA are the biggest polluter of GHG in absolute terms and also on a per capita basis their emissions are very high. The education system is quite good with an average school life expectancy of 16 years and a tertiary education enrolment rate of over 80%.


Further resources:


CIA World Fact Book



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