Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 77.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ethiopia, that number is 0.9% of people.

live 9.8 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Ethiopia, that number is 63 years (60 years for men, 65 years for women).

be 40.0% less likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Ethiopia, that number is 4.5% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $2,200.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Ethiopia, that number is 17.5%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ethiopia, 353.0 women do.

be 33.4% more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Ethiopia, it is 49.1%.

be 42.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ethiopia, on the other hand, 49.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 8.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, 3% of people have electricity access (5% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Ethiopia, that number is 24% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Ethiopia, about 15.4% do.

be 16.4% less 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 Ethiopia, that number is 57% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.8 times more on education


Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education. Ethiopia spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.7% more on healthcare


Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ethiopia, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Ethiopia: At a glance

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,000,000 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

How big is Ethiopia 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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