Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 76.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Vietnam, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 23.1 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Vietnam, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 65.6% less likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 82.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0%.

spend 41.7% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 93.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vietnam, 54.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Vietnam, it is 94.5%.

be 79.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 17.3 children do.

have 56.5% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Vietnam, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.8 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 Vietnam, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 10.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Vietnam, about 52.7% do.

be 92.1% 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 Vietnam, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 96.6% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 97.2% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vietnam, that number is 7.1% of GDP.

Vietnam: At a glance

Vietnam (sometimes abbreviated SRV) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 310,070 sq km. The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Vietnam declared independence after World War II, but France continued to rule until its 1954 defeat by communist forces under Ho Chi MINH. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the communist North and anti-communist South. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, North Vietnamese forces overran the South reuniting the country under communist rule. Despite the return of peace, for over a decade the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies, the persecution and mass exodus of individuals - many of them successful South Vietnamese merchants - and growing international isolation. However, since the enactment of Vietnam's "doi moi" (renovation) policy in 1986, Vietnamese authorities have committed to increased economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The communist leaders, however, maintain control on political expression and have resisted outside calls to improve human rights. The country continues to experience small-scale protests from various groups - the vast majority connected to land-use issues, calls for increased political space, and the lack of equitable mechanisms for resolving disputes. Various ethnic minorities, such as the Montagnards of the Central Highlands and the Khmer Krom in the southern delta region, have also held protests.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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