Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 46.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Latvia, that number is 0.7% of people.

live 24.1 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people.

Economy

make 12.0 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 45.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5%.

spend 61.7% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

Life

be 97.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 4.5 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Latvia, it is 99.9%.

be 93.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 72.8% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of the population has electricity access. In Latvia, 100% of the population do.

be 16.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

be 95.5% 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 Latvia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 82.8% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.9% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Latvia, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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