Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belarus instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

be 90.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belarus, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 20.2 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 27.0 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 85.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

Life

be 99.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 95.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 70.0% fewer children


In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, 3% of the population has electricity access. In Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 15.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 45.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 4.2 times more on education


Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 35.7% more on healthcare


Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Central African Republic? 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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