Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Benin instead of Chad, you would:

Health

be 23.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Benin, that number is 1.0% of people.

live 11.7 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Benin, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 57.4% more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Benin, that number is 9.6% of people.

Economy

be 22.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Benin, however, that number is 36.2%.

Life

be 52.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Benin, 405.0 women do.

be 72.2% more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Benin, it is 38.4%.

be 38.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Benin, on the other hand, 52.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 7.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Benin, that number is 29% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 9% in rural areas).

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Benin, about 12.0% do.

be 53.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Benin, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 51.7% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Benin spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.8% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Benin, that number is 4.6% of GDP.

Benin: At a glance

Benin is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 110,622 sq km. Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a West African kingdom that rose to prominence in about 1600 and over the next two and half centuries became a regional power, largely based on its slave trade. Coastal areas of Dahomey began to be controlled by the French in the second half of the 19th century; the entire kingdom was conquered by 1894. French Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; it changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu KEREKOU and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore SOGLO as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. KEREKOU was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged. KEREKOU stepped down at the end of his second term in 2006 and was succeeded by Thomas YAYI Boni, a political outsider and independent. YAYI, who won a second five-year term in March 2011, has attempted to stem corruption and has strongly promoted accelerating Benin's economic growth.

How big is Benin compared to Chad? 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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