Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Eritrea, you would:
live 9.5 years longer
In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 6.4 times more likely to be obese
In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
make 16.9 times more money
Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.
be 56.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.
be 87.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.
be 96.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.6% more likely to be literate
In Eritrea, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2018. In Turkey, it is 96.2% as of 2017.
be 63.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Eritrea, approximately 43.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.
have 47.0% fewer children
In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkey, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Eritrea, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Turkey, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 54.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Eritrea, approximately 1.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Turkey, about 71.0% do as of 2018.
be 71.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Turkey, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 3.2 times more coastline
Eritrea has a total of 2,234 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Turkey: At a glance
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