Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.8 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

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


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

be 37.7% more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

make 26.1% less money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 18.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

be 57.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 2.9 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

be 50.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 6.8 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 24.2% 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 Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 75.9% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.4% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Togo, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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