Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.8 years longer


In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Indonesia, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 76.9% more likely to be obese


In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400 as of 2017.

be 33.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9% as of 2016.

be 18.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Indonesia, that number is 5.4% as of 2017.

pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate


Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Indonesia, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 18.9% more likely to be literate


In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Indonesia, it is 95.7% as of 2018.

be 53.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Indonesia, on the other hand, 20.4 children do as of 2020.

have 27.7% fewer children


In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Indonesia, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 96.0% more 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 Indonesia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 13.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cambodia, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Indonesia, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 89.5% more on education


Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Indonesia spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 123.5 times more coastline


Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia compared to Cambodia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direktorat Jenderal Pajak, General Department of Taxation.

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