Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Paraguay instead of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you would:

Health

be 13.4% more likely to be obese


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 72.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 31.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 16.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

have 93.0% more children


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 5.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 children do as of 2020.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay compared to Bosnia and Herzegovina? 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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