Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Cambodia, you would:
live 8.5 years longer
In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Vietnam, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
be 46.2% less likely to be obese
In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
make 72.5% more money
Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.
be 51.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.
be 7.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vietnam, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
pay a 75.0% higher top tax rate
Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 73.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.0% more likely to be literate
In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Vietnam, it is 95.0% as of 2018.
be 64.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 15.7 children do as of 2020.
have 31.9% fewer children
In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vietnam, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 98.8% 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 Vietnam, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 75.9% more likely to have internet access
In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vietnam, about 70.3% do as of 2018.
be 17.9% 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 Vietnam, that number is 95% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 3.0 times more on education
Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 7.8 times more coastline
Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, General Department of Taxation.
Vietnam: At a glance
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