Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cameroon instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 37.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 14.4 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

Economy

make 11.9% less money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 23.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 88.3% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 60.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.4% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 13.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 46.4% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 30.7% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon compared to Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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