Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 24.4 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people.

Economy

make 64.4 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 76.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

Life

be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 96.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 63.9% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 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 Sweden, 100% of the population do.

be 24.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% 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 Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.3 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.8 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 87.0 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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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