Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.1% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 16.7 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

spend 72.1% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 90.1% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 44.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 14.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 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 Belgium, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 67.6% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.5% 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 Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 66.7% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.8% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 12.8 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

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