Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bolivia instead of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, you would:

Economy

be 40.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 0.1% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia compared to Cocos (Keeling) Islands? 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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