Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 19.7 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 12.2 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 64.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

be 81.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 72.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

be 23.5% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Paraguay, it is 95.1%.

have 50.4% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.9 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 13.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

be 87.0% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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