Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 23.1 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 63.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 73.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

Life

be 99.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 74.3% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of the population has electricity access. In Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 23.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

be 90.8% 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 Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 64.6 times more coastline


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

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.

How big is Germany 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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