Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 69.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malaysia, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 24.6 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Malaysia, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Malaysia, that number is 15.6% of people.

Economy

make 12.6 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,000.

be 91.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Malaysia, however, that number is 3.8%.

spend 53.3% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Malaysia, the top tax rate is 28.0%.

Life

be 95.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malaysia, 40.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Malaysia, it is 94.6%.

be 85.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 12.5 children do.

have 46.3% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Malaysia, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.9 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 Malaysia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 15.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Malaysia, about 78.8% do.

be 93.3% 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 Malaysia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 65.5% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Malaysia spends 4.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.7% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malaysia, that number is 4.2% of GDP.

Malaysia: At a glance

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 328,657 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

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


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

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