Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 13.8 years longer

In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Togo, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

be 23.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Afghanistan, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Togo, that number is 2.3% of people as of 2018.

be 52.7% more likely to be obese

In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.


be 71.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Togo, that number is 6.9% as of 2016.

make 15.0% less money

Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700 as of 2017.


be 37.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Afghanistan, approximately 638.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Togo, 396.0 women do as of 2017.

be 48.1% more likely to be literate

In Afghanistan, the literacy rate is 43.0% as of 2018. In Togo, it is 63.7% as of 2015.

be 63.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Togo, on the other hand, 38.5 children do as of 2020.

have 12.8% fewer children

In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Togo, there are 32.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 57.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2012. In Togo, that number is 36% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017.


spend 22.0% more on education

Afghanistan spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Togo spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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