North America by the Numbers

As we complete our travels in North America, Sandy provides some trip statistics, as well as country information, for the six nations that we visited.

Our final installment of “By the Numbers” looks at our time in North America. We kept track of some statistics and fun measures during the three different times in our journey we were in North America:

Number of Days in North America: 31
Number of Countries Visited: 6 + 3 Territories (Bermuda, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin)
Miles Traveled by Boat: 12,067
Miles Traveled by Road: 130 (to and from the ship and our home in Southern California)
Miles Traveled by Rail: 0
Miles Traveled by Air: 0
Miles Trekked: 0

Since we live in North America it may come as no surprise that we spent the least amount of time here of any continent during our entire journey. We also visited every place in North America by cruise ship, beginning in February 2012 when we stopped in the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai. Our next travels through North America were when we visited Bermuda, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Caribbean islands of Sint Maarten / Saint Martin, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Our third and final visit to North America is currently taking place as we visit the Central American countries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua and the nation of Mexico.

To provide a little more in-depth look at each country, we have created a table listing:

  • Population (and world rank)
  • Area (and world rank)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth in Years (and world rank)
  • GDP Per Capita – PPP (and world rank)
  • Median Age in Years
  • Literacy Rate percentage
  • Big Mac Index (to learn more about this measure, click here)

Sources for each item are listed. Click the image below to view the detailed table.

Take a look at our other “By the Numbers”:





South America


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