Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.0 years longer

In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 5.6 times more likely to be obese

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


make 2.3 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 62.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.


be 25.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 30.6% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Paraguay, it is 95.1%.

be 41.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

have 11.7% less children

In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 63.3% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

be 12.8% more 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).


spend 100.0% more on education

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.5 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

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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