Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of Belarus, you would:

Health

be 58.0% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 10.3% of people.

be 7.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 2.8% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

make 79.4% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,900.

be 9.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 9.4%.

be 8.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Cote d'Ivoire, however, that number is 46.3%.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cote d'Ivoire, there are 27.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 161.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cote d'Ivoire, 645.0 women do.

be 56.8% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Cote d'Ivoire, it is 43.1%.

be 15.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 55.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cote d'Ivoire, 26% of the population do.

be 62.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Cote d'Ivoire, about 26.5% do.

be 17.9% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 82% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Cote d'Ivoire: At a glance

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 318,003 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

How big is Cote d'Ivoire compared to Belarus? 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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