Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 18.3 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 8.3 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

make 20.9 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

Life

be 80.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

have 58.2% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

be 90.6% 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 Cook Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.9% less on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 2.0 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Cook Islands spends 4.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.2 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands 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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