Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.1 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Malawi, that number is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 7.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malawi, that number is 9.6% of people.

Economy

spend 50.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Malawi, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 47.8% less money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Malawi, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

Life

be 25.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malawi, 634.0 women do.

be 2.8 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Malawi, it is 62.1%.

be 49.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malawi, on the other hand, 43.4 children do.

have 15.2% more children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Malawi, there are 41.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 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 Malawi, that number is 9% of people on average (32% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 92.0% more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Malawi, about 9.6% do.

be 77.6% 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 Malawi, that number is 90% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 62.1% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Malawi spends 4.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malawi, that number is 11.4% of GDP.

Malawi: At a glance

Malawi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 94,080 sq km. Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009. He oversaw some economic improvement in his first term, but was accused of economic mismanagement and poor governance in his second term. He died abruptly in April 2012 and was succeeded by his vice president, Joyce BANDA, who had earlier started her own party, the People's Party (PP). Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the scourge of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi.

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


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

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