Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 17.0 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people.

Economy

make 34.5 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 59.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5%.

Life

be 97.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

be 29.7% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Latvia, it is 99.9%.

have 71.0% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 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 Latvia, 100% of the population do.

be 21.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

be 89.5% 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 Latvia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 37.2% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Latvia, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 13.5 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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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