Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 95.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Germany, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 28.0 years longer

In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese

In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.


make 72.0 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 44.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.


be 99.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 96.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 74.9% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 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 Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 19.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

be 46.0% 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 Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 4.1 times more on education

Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare

Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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