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General information

 South AfricaUnited States
Region:Southern AfricaNorth America
Area:1,219,090 km²9,831,510 km²
Official language:ZuluEnglish
Government form:Parliamentary republicFederal presidential republic
Independent since:1910 AD1776 AD
Capital:PretoriaWashington, D.C.

Population

 South AfricaUnited States
Population:59,309,000331,501,000
Inhabitants/km²:48.633.7
Life expectancy males:Ø 61 yearsØ 75 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 68 yearsØ 80 years
Average age:Ø 28.0 yearsØ 38.5 years
Birthrate:19.77 ‰10.90 ‰
Deathrate:9.38 ‰10.30 ‰
Migrationrate:-0.12 ‰3.03 ‰

Quality of life

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

 South AfricaUnited States
Political stability:5360
Civil rights:5481
Health:3171
Climate:9566
Cost of Living:8023
Popularity:4067

Economy

 South AfricaUnited States
Currency:South African Rand
(1 ZAR = 100 Cents)
US Dollar
(1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:33.6 %5.5 %
Inflation rate:4.61 %4.70 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
47.11 %100.00 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:29.20 %36.60 %
Average income:6,010 US$64,140 US$
Corruption index:44 (bad)67 (moderate)


 ZAF:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:335,442 M US$5.66 M US$20,953,030 M US$63.21 M US$
Gross national product:356,586 M US$6.01 M US$21,261,523 M US$64.14 M US$
Exported goods:94,117 M US$1.59 M US$2,134,445 M US$6.44 M US$
Imported goods:79,013 M US$1.33 M US$2,811,124 M US$8.48 M US$

Infrastructure

 ZAF:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:750,000 km12.65 km6,586,610 km19.87 km
Railways:20,986 km0.35 km293,564 km0.89 km
Harbours:1050.0023,6270.011
Airports:4070.00713,5130.041

Energy balance

 ZAF:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:207.10 bn kWh3.49 m kWh3,902.00 bn kWh11.77 m kWh
Energy production:234.50 bn kWh3.95 m kWh4,095.00 bn kWh12.35 m kWh
Energy export:16.55 bn kWh279,048.48 kWh9.70 bn kWh29,245.76 kWh
Energy imports:10.56 bn kWh178,051.48 kWh72.72 bn kWh219,365.80 kWh
CO2 emissions:433.25 m t7,305.00 t4.98 bn t15,026.50 t

Telecommunication

 South AfricaUnited States
International dialing:+27+1
Internet domain:.za.us

 ZAF
total
ZAF
per 1000
inh.
USA
total
USA
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:2,098,80235103,052,000311
Mobile cellulars:95,959,4391618442,457,0001335
Internet server:4,761,00080505,000,0001523
Internet users:40,448,527682294,658,590889
Broadband Internet:1,303,05722121,176,000366

Healthcare system

 South AfricaUnited States
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:2.802.87
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.912.59
Diabetes:12.7 %10.8 %
HIV:7.79 %0.20 %
Tuberculosis:5.5 %0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:79.0 %75.0 %
Smokers:20.3 %23.0 %

Climate

Detailed info for: South Africa and United States

 South AfricaUnited States
Daytime temperatures:24.8 °C18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:11.7 °C7.1 °C
Water temperature:19.6 °C17.7 °C
Rel. humidity:62 %67 %
Rain days:4.77.1
Sunshine hours per day:8.57.2

Native languages

 South AfricaUnited States
English:9.6 %82.1 %
Zulu:22.7 %n/a
Xhosa:16.0 %n/a
Afrikaans:13.5 %n/a
Spanish:n/a10.7 %
Sepedi:9.1 %n/a
Tswana:8.0 %n/a
Sotho:7.6 %n/a
Tsonga:4.5 %n/a
Swazi:2.5 %n/a
Venda:2.4 %n/a
Ndebele:2.1 %n/a
Chinese:n/a0.9 %
French:n/a0.7 %
German:n/a0.6 %
Italian:n/a0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a0.4 %
Polish:n/a0.3 %
Korean:n/a0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a0.2 %
Russian:n/a0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a0.2 %
Japanese:n/a0.2 %
Eskimo:n/a0.0 %
other:2.0 %2.6 %

Religions

 South AfricaUnited States
Christianity:68.6 %78.5 %
Nondenominational:15.1 %n/a
Jewry:0.2 %1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a1.6 %
Islam:1.5 %1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a1.0 %
Buddhism:n/a0.7 %
other:14.6 %15.3 %