The link below goes to a site that compares the United states to Malawi (and other countries). Selecting "Find Malawi on the map" will then display a map of this small country located in Central Africa.
Americans use much more electricity, and the electricity here is much more reliable. Power outages are common in Malawi. One day we walked to a grocery store in Karonga and the electricity was out. They had candles burning in each aisle and remained open. There weren't many refrigerated items, so it didn't pose a problem. The hotel where we stayed was running on a generator.
Americans also have much more money. The only place in Malawi where I used a credit card was at the airport gift shop. I never saw an ATM. Cash was used for all monetary transactions.
I encourage you to explore this link. It provides a good frame of reference for comparison.
If Malawi were my home