Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.6 years longer

In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Venezuela, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 7.1 times more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people.


make 2.9 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 18.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7%.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

spend 13.3% more on taxes

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0%.


be 46.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Venezuela, 95.0 women do.

be 33.4% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Venezuela, it is 97.1%.

be 61.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.2% 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 Venezuela, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Venezuela, about 60.0% do.


spend 2.8 times more on education

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 89.3% more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Venezuela, that number is 5.3% of GDP.


see 4.8 times more coastline

Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela compared to Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.


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