Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Chad instead of Afghanistan, you would:


be 13.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Afghanistan, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chad, that number is 1.3% of people.

live 1.1 years less

In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 52 years (50 years for men, 53 years for women). In Chad, that number is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women).

be 10.9% more likely to be obese

In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese. In Chad, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 15.0% more money

Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in Chad, the GDP per capita is $2,300.

be 14.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Afghanistan, 54.5% live below the poverty line. In Chad, however, that number is 46.7%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes

Afghanistan has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Chad, the top tax rate is 60.0%.


be 22.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Afghanistan, approximately 110.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chad, on the other hand, 85.4 children do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Afghanistan, approximately 396.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chad, 856.0 women do.

be 41.6% less likely to be literate

In Afghanistan, the literacy rate is 38.2%. In Chad, it is 22.3%.

Basic Needs

be 90.7% less likely to have access to electricity

In Afghanistan, 43% of people have electricity access (83% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Chad, that number is 4% of people on average (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 52.8% less likely to have internet access

In Afghanistan, approximately 10.6% of the population has internet access. In Chad, about 5.0% do.


spend 56.1% less on healthcare

Afghanistan spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chad, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

Chad: At a glance

Chad is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,259,200 sq km. Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and the insurgents. In 2005, new rebel groups emerged in western Sudan and made probing attacks into eastern Chad despite signing peace agreements in December 2006 and October 2007. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. Power remains in the hands of an ethnic minority. In January 2014, Chad began a two year rotation on the UN Security Council.

How big is Chad compared to Afghanistan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Afghanistan Revenue Department, General Inspectorate of Finance.


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