Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Philippines instead of Bolivia, you would:

Health

be 68.3% less likely to be obese


In Bolivia, 20.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 10.5% more money


Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,600 as of 2017, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,400 as of 2017.

be 44.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Philippines, however, that number is 21.6% as of 2017.

be 42.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Bolivia, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Philippines, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Bolivia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Philippines, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 21.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bolivia, approximately 155.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Bolivia, approximately 32.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Philippines, on the other hand, 20.0 children do as of 2020.

have 10.1% more children


In Bolivia, there are approximately 20.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Philippines, there are 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 37.0% more likely to have internet access


In Bolivia, approximately 43.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Philippines, about 60.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 63.0% less on education


Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Philippines spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Philippines: At a glance

Philippines is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 298,170 sq km. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.

How big is Philippines compared to Bolivia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia, Bureau of Internal Revenue.

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