Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 4.6 years less
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.
be 77.8% more likely to be obese
In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.
make 66.7% more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2020.
be 31.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Philippines, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2018.
be 16.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.
be 30.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.
be 28.6% more likely to be literate
In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 74.9% as of 2020. In Philippines, it is 96.3% as of 2019.
be 26.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.
have 25.9% more children
In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 15.7% 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 Philippines, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 100.0% more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.
spend 2.5 times more on education
Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Philippines spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 64.0% more on healthcare
Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 62.6 times more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Philippines: At a glance
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