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It's about 100 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 5,500 is 110 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.0091 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 200 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.005 times 5,500.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 350 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0027 times 5,500.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-five-hundredth the number of ATMs in the World.
In other words, the count of ATMs in the World is 500 times 5,500.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about 600 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 5,500 is 611.1111111110 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.00163636363636 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 1,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.001 times 5,500.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about 3,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0003 times 5,500.
(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.