Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 73.1% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 8.6 years less

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


make 75.7% less money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 19.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 8.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

spend 15.4% more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


have 2.7 times more children

In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 77.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 23.9% less likely to be literate

In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 13.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 60.6% less likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.3% 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 Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 56.0% less on education

Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 47.4% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Sudan: At a glance

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

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


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