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The U.S. ranks 121st in government spending

11 March 2011 2 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, 2011, the United States has a government spending score of 54.6, which makes the United States rank one hundred twenty-first out of one hundred seventy-nine ranked countries. Burma ranks first, with a government spending score of 98.1.

The U.S. ranks 148th in gasoline pump prices

According to the World Bank, Americans in 2008 paid $ 0.56 per liter at the gas pumps making the United States rank one hundred and forty-eighth of one hundred and sixty-seven  countries ranked in that category. Eritrea ranked first, paying $2.53 per liter at the gas pumps.

Entry prepared by Dan Witkowski

The U.S. ranks 138th in reliance on exports

3 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2009 the total value of exports of goods and services from the United States equaled to 11% of the country’s GDP. That makes the United States tied for one hundred and thirty-eighth with Brazil out of one hundred forty-three countries in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, with exports equaled to 169% of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 108th in precipitation

10 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, the average precipitation depth in the United States in 2008 was 715 millimeters (28.15 inches), which makes the United States rank one-hundred-and-eighth in the world in that category. Sao Tome and Principe ranks first, with 3200 millimeters (125.98 inches) of rain in 2008.

The U.S. ranks 180th in time to build a warehouse

7 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the publication Doing Business 2011, it takes an average of forty days in the U.S. to gain the “necessary licenses and permits, complet[e] required notifications and inspections and obtain…utility connections” for the construction of a warehouse. That is enough to make the United States rank one-hundred and eightieth out of one-hundred eighty-three countries ranked in that category. Haiti ranks first, at 1,179 days.

The U.S. ranks 132nd in pre-trial detainees

10 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, 20.8% of all prisoners in the U.S. have not stood trial, which makes the United States rank one-hundred and thirty-second out of one-hundred and ninety-six countries ranked in that category. Liberia ranks first, with 97.3% of all prisoners detained without trial.

The U.S. ranks 142nd in children

6 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Statistics 2010, twenty percent of Americans are under the age 15, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-forty-second with China and Montenegro in that category, out of 193 ranked countries. Niger ranks first, with 50% of its population under the age of fifteen. Japan and Bulgaria are tied for last, at 13%.