Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.5% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

be 9.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 14.0 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

make 80.4% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

be 5.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 3.4 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 149.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 24.8% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

be 14.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cameroon, 55% of the population do.

be 64.8% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 24.2% 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 Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.1% less on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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