Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.2 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 7.7 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 4.8 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 58.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

be 57.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

have 29.3% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.0 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 12.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 86.5% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.8 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 35.1% less coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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