South Africa: Some Numbers

Statistic South Africa United States Comparison
Size (sq. km.) 1.2 million 9.6 million 8 Times Larger
Population 46.9 million 298.3 million 6 Times Larger
GDP (2005) $ 239.5 billion $ 12.5 trillion 58 Times Larger
GDP Per Capita $ 5,107 $ 41,904 8 Times Larger

Some other numbers to help provide perspective on South Africa.

South Africa 24.10%
United States 6.6%

Poverty Rate
South Africa 31.3%
United States 15.1%

Life Expectancy
South Africa 49.5 yrs
United States78.5 yrs

Infant mortality
South Africa 42.2/1000
United States 5.9/1000

Female Survival to 65 years old
South Africa 49.03%
United State 91.14%

Male survival to 65 years old
South Africa 43.35%
United States 86.13%

AnnualHIV/AIDS Deaths
South Africa 310,000
United States 17,000

South Africa 17.8%
United States 0.6%

People Living w/ HIV/AIDS
South Africa 5.6 million
United States 1.2 million


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