Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 61.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Colombia, that number is 0.5% of people.

live 25.3 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Colombia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Colombia, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 6.3 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Colombia, the GDP per capita is $14,500.

be 40.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Colombia, however, that number is 28.0%.

spend 45.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Colombia, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 92.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Colombia, 64.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Colombia, it is 94.2%.

be 84.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Colombia, on the other hand, 13.6 children do.

have 54.8% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Colombia, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.2 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 Colombia, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas).

be 11.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Colombia, about 58.1% do.

be 79.9% 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 Colombia, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 55.2% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Colombia spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 100.0% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Colombia, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Colombia: At a glance

Colombia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,038,700 sq km. Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A nearly five-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, but continue attacks against civilians. Large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. In November 2012, the Colombian Government started formal peace negotiations with the FARC aimed at reaching a definitive bilateral ceasefire and incorporating demobilized FARC members into mainstream society and politics. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.

How big is Colombia compared to Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN), General Inspectorate of Finance.

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