Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Costa Rica instead of Djibouti, you would:

Health

be 69.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Djibouti, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Costa Rica, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 15.1 years longer


In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Costa Rica, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 90.4% more likely to be obese


In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese. In Costa Rica, that number is 25.7% of people.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Costa Rica, the GDP per capita is $16,900.

be 79.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Costa Rica, that number is 8.1%.

Life

be 89.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Djibouti, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Costa Rica, 25.0 women do.

be 82.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Djibouti, approximately 45.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Costa Rica, on the other hand, 8.0 children do.

have 33.8% fewer children


In Djibouti, there are approximately 23.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Costa Rica, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 99.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Djibouti, 50% of people have electricity access (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas). In Costa Rica, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 5.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Djibouti, approximately 13.1% of the population has internet access. In Costa Rica, about 66.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.3% less on healthcare


Djibouti spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Costa Rica, that number is 9.3% of GDP.

spend 57.8% more on education


Djibouti spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Costa Rica spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline


Djibouti has a total of 314 km of coastline. In Costa Rica, that number is 1,290 km.

Costa Rica: At a glance

Costa Rica is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 51,060 sq km. Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. In 1949, Costa Rica dissolved its armed forces. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

How big is Costa Rica 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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