Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 92.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Comoros, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 14.0 years longer

In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

be 27.9% more likely to be obese

In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.


make 30.4% less money

Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.


be 60.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 3.5 times more likely to be literate

In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Comoros, it is 77.8%.

be 29.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

have 26.7% fewer children

In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 17.2 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 58.0% more likely to have internet access

In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

be 77.4% 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 Comoros, that number is 90% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).


spend 48.3% more on education

Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 86.1% more on healthcare

Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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