Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

be 25.4% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 12.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

be 46.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 17.3% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

be 38.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 20.4% 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 Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.9% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Togo, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 51.4% more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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