The Best Online Tools For Comparing The Physical Sizes Of Different Countries is a previously-posted “Best” list.
But what about tools that will let you do side-by-side comparisons of demographics and other data from different countries?
Here are the ones I think are the best – let me know who I’m missing:
The Gapminder’s Bubble Map
Where do you fit on the global income spectrum? is a new interactive from The Washington Post that lets you identify “middle-income” in countries around the world.
The Post also has an accompanying article headlined Does $60,000 make you middle-class or wealthy on Planet Earth?
Here’s how My Life Elsewhere describes itself:
MyLifeElsewhere is a collaborative site that allows you to compare and contrast the country you live in… with other countries around the world. We’ll show you various statistics that differentiate your country from others, including cost of living, geographic size, and more. If you had been born in another country, what would your life have been like?
Rank Country is a very impressive – and I mean very impressive – new tool for comparing demographic data from different countries.
Here’s how they describe themselves:
Research country data as never before.
Powerfully insightful world maps and country list data visualizations.
Search thousands of country-based indicators across all categories of the built and natural world.
Interactively overlay maps and refine segment selections for a targeted final list of countries relevant to your unique needs.
In World Atlas 2.0, you can click on any one of nearly 3,000 different data sets related to technology, population, education, etc, and a visual representation of it will show up on a world map.
Here’s a description of The Good Country Index:
The idea of the Good Country Index is simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.
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