Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.9 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

be 16.4% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.

Economy

make 100.0% more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 28.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

be 51.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 12.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

have 22.1% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 7.7 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

be 71.9% 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 Comoros, that number is 90% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 87.0% more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.8% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 9.2 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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