If you lived in Germany instead of Democratic Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

live 19.7 years longer

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2022. In Germany, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, 6.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 46.3 times more money

Democratic Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $1,100 as of 2020, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,900 as of 2020.

be 76.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, 63.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Germany, however, that number is 14.8% as of 2018.

Life

be 98.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 473.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 60.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

have 77.3% fewer children

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 40.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Germany, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 9% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Germany, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 6.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Germany, about 90.0% do as of 2020.

be 68.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 59% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 35% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 3.3 times more on education

Democratic Republic of the Congo spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Germany spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 3.3 times more on healthcare

Democratic Republic of the Congo spends 3.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Germany, that number is 11.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 64.6 times more coastline

Democratic Republic of the Congo has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
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