Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Argentina instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 19.6 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 26.1 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 59.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

Life

be 92.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 85.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 27.4% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Argentina, it is 98.1%.

have 50.1% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 18.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

be 89.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.6% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 134.8 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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