Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Djibouti, you would:

Health

live 17.5 years longer


In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 63.7% more likely to be obese


In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 12.9 times more money


Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 81.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Djibouti, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

Life

be 96.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Djibouti, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 92.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Djibouti, approximately 45.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 51.7% fewer children


In Djibouti, there are approximately 23.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 100.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Djibouti, 50% of the population has electricity access. In Belgium, 100% of the population do.

be 6.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Djibouti, approximately 13.1% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

be 11.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Djibouti, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In Belgium, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 46.7% more on education


Djibouti spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 78.8% less coastline


Djibouti has a total of 314 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Djibouti? 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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