# of Citizens per Car: USA-2, Jordan-7
Average Life Span: USA~78.1 years, Jordan~78.6 years
Average Yearly Salary: USA~$45,000, Jordan ~$5,000 (Adjusted for PPP)
Cost of Big Mac: USA-$3.57, Jordan-$3.66 (Big Mac Index)
Cost of Big Mac in relation to monthly salary: USA 0.008%, Jordan 0.5%
Number of Wars Fought and Won: USA – 14-16, Jordan-0
Ever since Jordan became an independent state, at least one of its neighboring countries has been at war.
I hate to be this hacky about blogging, but these statistics make interesting food for thought. However, keep in mind my bias as an American student and my hopefully a little less than overt liberal slant.
FYI: Apparently the color of the Kufiya has symbolic importance mostly to outsiders. I have heard locals disagree often over which color represents which national loyalty. Though, the common perception is that the color for Jordan is red.