Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Angola instead of Belarus, you would:

Health

be 66.5% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

be 4.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 12.8 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

make 64.0% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 6.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

spend 30.8% more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

Life

have 4.3 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 119.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 28.7% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 18.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Angola, 30% of the population do.

be 81.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 50.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 42.1% less on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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