Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 85.7% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chad, that number is 1.3% of people.

live 7.1 years less


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Chad, that number is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Chad, the GDP per capita is $2,300.

be 25.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Chad, however, that number is 46.7%.

Life

be 71.0% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Chad, it is 22.3%.

be 23.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Chad, 856.0 women do.

be 25.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chad, on the other hand, 85.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Chad, about 5.0% do.

be 55.6% less 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 Chad, that number is 4% of people on average (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chad, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

spend 26.1% more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Chad spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

Chad: At a glance

Chad is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,259,200 sq km. Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and the insurgents. In 2005, new rebel groups emerged in western Sudan and made probing attacks into eastern Chad despite signing peace agreements in December 2006 and October 2007. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. Power remains in the hands of an ethnic minority. In January 2014, Chad began a two year rotation on the UN Security Council.

How big is Chad 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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