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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 n.Chr.1776 n.Chr.
Capital:PretoriaWashington, D.C.

Population

 South AfricaUnited States
Population:58,558,000328,240,000
Inhabitants/km²:48.033.4
Life expectancy males:Ø 60 yearsØ 76 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 67 yearsØ 81 years
Average age:Ø 26.0 yearsØ 37.4 years
Birthrate:20.51 ‰11.60 ‰
Deathrate:9.44 ‰8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:-0.12 ‰3.03 ‰

Quality of life

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

 South AfricaUnited States
Political stability:4772
Civil rights:5383
Health:3174
Climate:9664
Cost of Living:4834
Popularity:3886

Economy

 South AfricaUnited States
Currency:South African Rand
(1 ZAR = 100 Cents)
US Dollar
(1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:28.7 %8.3 %
Inflation rate:4.12 %1.81 %
Cost of Living:55.98 %118.33 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:29.20 %36.60 %
Average income:6,040 US$65,850 US$
Corruption index:44 (bad)67 (moderate)


 ZAF:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:351,432 M US$6.00 M US$21,433,226 M US$65.30 M US$
Gross national product:353,529 M US$6.04 M US$21,615,818 M US$65.85 M US$
Exported goods:104,846 M US$1.79 M US$2,528,267 M US$7.70 M US$
Imported goods:103,117 M US$1.76 M US$3,105,132 M US$9.46 M US$

Infrastructure

 ZAF:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:750,000 km12.81 km6,586,610 km20.07 km
Railways:20,986 km0.36 km293,564 km0.89 km
Harbours:1030.0023,6730.011
Airports:4070.00713,5130.041

Energy balance

 ZAF:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:207.10 bn kWh3.54 m kWh3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:234.50 bn kWh4.00 m kWh4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:16.55 bn kWh282,624.47 kWh9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:10.56 bn kWh180,333.20 kWh72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:476.64 m t8,139.65 t5.01 bn t15,251.98 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:2,024,73035107,281,000327
Mobile phones:96,972,5001656404,577,0001233
Internet server:4,761,00081505,000,0001539
Internet users:32,890,658562286,441,830873

Healthcare system

 South AfricaUnited States
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:2.802.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.912.59
Diabetes:12.7 %10.8 %
HIV:6.90 %0.22 %
Tuberculosis:6.2 %0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:71.0 %79.0 %
Smokers:31.4 %25.1 %

Climate

Detailed info for: South Africa and United States

 South AfricaUnited States
Daytime temperatures:24.7 °C18.8 °C
Nighttime temperatures:11.6 °C7.3 °C
Water temperature:19.6 °C17.7 °C
Rel. humidity:62 %67 %
Rain days:4.87.1
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 %
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 %