Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 7.5 years less
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In India, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022.
make 27.1% more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in India, the GDP per capita is $6,100 as of 2020.
be 93.2% more likely to be unemployed
In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
pay a 18.5% higher top tax rate
Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
be 16.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 19.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of people have electricity access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2019. In India, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 72.0% more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In India, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
spend 2.7 times more on education
Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. India spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
spend 20.0% more on healthcare
Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In India, that number is 3.0% of GDP as of 2019.
see 12.1 times more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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