Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 28.3% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.


be 19.8% less likely to be unemployed

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

be 13.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

make 53.1% less money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.


be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 90.8% more likely to die during infancy

In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.9% less likely to have internet access

In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.


spend 15.3% less on education

Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare

Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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