Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Haiti instead of Cambodia, you would:


be 4.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Cambodia, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Haiti, that number is 2.0% of people as of 2018.

be 5.8 times more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Haiti, that number is 22.7% of people as of 2016.


make 55.0% less money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Haiti, the GDP per capita is $1,800 as of 2017.

be 135.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Haiti, that number is 40.6% as of 2010.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Haiti, however, that number is 58.5% as of 2012.


be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Haiti, 480.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.4% less likely to be literate

In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Haiti, it is 61.7% as of 2016.

Basic Needs

be 22.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, approximately 50% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Haiti, that number is 39% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 0% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 18.8% less likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Haiti, about 32.5% do as of 2018.


spend 26.3% more on education

Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Haiti spends 2.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


see 4.0 times more coastline

Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Haiti, that number is 1,771 km.

Haiti: At a glance

Haiti is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 27,560 sq km. The native Taino - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first post-colonial black-led nation in the world, declaring its independence in 1804. Currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has experienced political instability for most of its history. After an armed rebellion led to the forced resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE in February 2004, an interim government took office to organize new elections under the auspices of the United Nations. Continued instability and technical delays prompted repeated postponements, but Haiti inaugurated a democratically elected president and parliament in May of 2006. This was followed by contested elections in 2010 that resulted in the election of Haiti's current President, Michel MARTELLY. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 25 km (15 mi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Estimates are that over 300,000 people were killed and some 1.5 million left homeless. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years.

How big is Haiti compared to Cambodia? 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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