Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Comoros instead of Argentina, you would:


be 72.4% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.

live 12.7 years less

In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


be 19.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Comoros, that number is 6.5%.

make 92.3% less money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 74.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.


have 56.3% more children

In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 20.7% less likely to be literate

In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In Comoros, it is 77.8%.

be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Argentina, 96% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 88.7% less likely to have internet access

In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.


spend 27.1% less on education

Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.6% more on healthcare

Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.


see 93.2% less coastline

Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros compared to Argentina? 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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