Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 91.7% more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400.

be 55.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9%.

be 40.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Indonesia, that number is 5.6%.

Life

be 28.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Indonesia, 126.0 women do.

be 31.0% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Indonesia, it is 95.4%.

be 28.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Indonesia, on the other hand, 22.7 children do.

have 13.8% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Indonesia, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 35.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Indonesia, that number is 81% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas).

be 39.6% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Indonesia, about 25.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 44.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Indonesia spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 94.3 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia compared to Bangladesh? 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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