Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.3% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 5.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Argentina, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

live 11.9 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 14.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 91.9% less money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

be 35.1% less likely to be literate


In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

have 99.4% more children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 4.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 72.0% 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 83.9% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 36.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Argentina, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 13.6% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 98.9% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

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 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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