Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Paraguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.6 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2017, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,800 as of 2017.

be 29.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 51.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.2% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 73.9% as of 2018. In Paraguay, it is 94.0% as of 2018.

be 40.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 28.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 29.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, approximately 76% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2013. In Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 15.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Paraguay, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 70.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Paraguay spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 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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