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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for Laos and United States. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
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General information

 LaosUnited States
Region:Southeast AsiaNorth America
Area:236,800 km²9,831,510 km²
Official language:LaoEnglish
Government form:Republic (communist one-party system)Federal presidential republic
Independent since:1953 AD1776 AD
Capital:VientianeWashington, D.C.

Population

Details for Laos and the United States

 LaosUnited States
Population:7,379,000331,894,000
Inhabitants/km²:31.233.8
Life expectancy males:Ø 66 yearsØ 75 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 70 yearsØ 80 years
Average age:Ø 24.0 yearsØ 38.5 years
Birthrate:22.66 ‰10.90 ‰
Deathrate:6.32 ‰10.30 ‰
Migrationrate:-1.17 ‰3.02 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 LaosUnited States
Political stability:7165
Civil rights:2082
Health:3071
Climate:4866
Cost of Living:7337
Popularity:3571

Economy

Details for Laos and the United States

 LaosUnited States
Currency: Kip
(1 LAK = 100 At)
US Dollar
(1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:1.3 %5.5 %
Inflation rate:3.76 %4.70 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
33.49 %100.00 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:24.10 %36.60 %
Average income:2,520 US$70,430 US$
Corruption index:70 (very bad)33 (moderate)


 LAO:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:18,827 M US$2.55 M US$22,996,100 M US$69.29 M US$
Gross national product:18,583 M US$2.52 M US$23,374,712 M US$70.43 M US$
Exported goods:6,461 M US$0.88 M US$2,532,951 M US$7.63 M US$
Imported goods:5,816 M US$0.79 M US$3,394,346 M US$10.23 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for Laos and the United States

 LAO:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:39,586 km5.36 km6,586,610 km19.85 km
Waterways:4,600 km0.62 km41,009 km0.12 km
Harbours:10.00013,6270.0109
Passenger airports:80.00114360.0013

Energy balance

Details for Laos and the United States

 LAO:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:5.47 bn kWh741,392.41 kWh3,902.00 bn kWh11.76 m kWh
Energy production:29.74 bn kWh4.03 m kWh4,095.00 bn kWh12.34 m kWh
Energy export:8.47 bn kWh1.15 m kWh9.70 bn kWh29,211.16 kWh
Energy imports:2.50 bn kWh338,782.86 kWh72.72 bn kWh219,106.27 kWh
CO2 emissions:18.71 m t2,535.45 t4.82 bn t14,515.85 t

Telecommunication

Details for Laos and the United States

 LaosUnited States
International dialing:+856+1
Internet domain:.la.us

 LAO
total
LAO
per 1000
inh.
USA
total
USA
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:1,491,000202101,526,000306
Mobile cellulars:4,100,000556351,477,0001059
Internet server:1,5320505,000,0001522
Internet users:2,494,223338301,691,414909
Broadband Internet:128,00017121,176,000365

Healthcare system

Details for Laos and the United States

 LaosUnited States
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:1.502.87
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.502.59
Diabetes:6.4 %10.8 %
HIV:0.19 %0.20 %
Tuberculosis:1.49 ‰0.02 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:90.0 %75.0 %
Smokers:31.8 %23.0 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: Laos and United States

 LaosUnited States
Daytime temperatures:32.0 °C18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:21.9 °C7.1 °C
Rel. humidity:75 %67 %
Rain days:9.67.1
Sunshine hours per day:6.17.2

Native languages

 LaosUnited States
English:n/a82.1 %
Lao:67.2 %n/a
Khmer:16.5 %n/a
Spanish:n/a10.7 %
Thai:7.8 %n/a
Lao-Soung:5.2 %n/a
Chinese:n/a0.9 %
French:n/a0.7 %
German:n/a0.6 %
Italian:n/a0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a0.4 %
Korean:n/a0.3 %
Polish:n/a0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a0.2 %
Japanese:n/a0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a0.2 %
Russian:n/a0.2 %
Eskimo:n/a0.0 %
other:3.3 %2.6 %

Religions

 LaosUnited States
Christianity:1.5 %78.5 %
Buddhism:66.8 %0.7 %
Jewry:n/a1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a1.6 %
Islam:n/a1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a1.0 %
other:31.7 %15.3 %


Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.