Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 62.9% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

live 20.9 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

spend 68.3% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

make 85.4% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

Life

have 3.9 times more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 68.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 19.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 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 Belgium, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Angola, 30% of the population do.

be 85.0% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 51.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

Expenditures

spend 47.0% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 68.9% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 24.1 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças.

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