Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 13.7 years longer

In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 6.1 times more likely to be obese

In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.


make 2.9 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.


be 89.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 62.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

have 38.2% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.7 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.


spend 2.4 times more on healthcare

Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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