Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Qatar, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 26.1 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Qatar, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Qatar, that number is 35.1% of people.

Economy

make 177.9 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Qatar, the GDP per capita is $124,500.

be 91.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Qatar, that number is 0.6%.

Life

be 98.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Qatar, 13.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Qatar, it is 97.3%.

be 92.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Qatar, on the other hand, 6.2 children do.

have 72.0% fewer children


In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Qatar, there are 9.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 32.7 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 Qatar, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 20.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Qatar, about 94.3% 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 Qatar, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 47.6% less on healthcare


Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Qatar, that number is 2.2% of GDP.

spend 3.0 times more on education


Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education. Qatar spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Qatar: At a glance

Qatar is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 11,586 sq km. Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew the father in a bloodless coup in 1995. In short order, HAMAD oversaw the creation of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera and Qatar's pursuit of a leadership role in mediating regional conflicts. In the 2000s, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar has not experienced domestic unrest or violence like that seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Since the outbreak of regional unrest, however, Doha has prided itself on its support for many of these popular revolutions, particularly in Libya and Syria. In mid-2013, HAMAD transferred power to his 33 year-old son, TAMIM bin Hamad - a peaceful abdication rare in the history of Arab Gulf states. TAMIM has prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country's infrastructure in anticipation of Doha's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

How big is Qatar 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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