Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Argentina instead of Bhutan, you would:

Health

live 6.7 years longer


In Bhutan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Bhutan, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Bhutan has a GDP per capita of $8,700, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bhutan, 3.2% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bhutan, 12.0% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

Life

be 64.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bhutan, approximately 148.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 51.2% more likely to be literate


In Bhutan, the literacy rate is 64.9%. In Argentina, it is 98.1%.

be 69.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Bhutan, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bhutan, 76% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 67.9% more likely to have internet access


In Bhutan, approximately 41.8% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.3% less on education


Bhutan spends 7.4% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.3% more on healthcare


Bhutan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Bhutan? 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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