Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 20.0% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ethiopia, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Djibouti, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2018.

live 2.8 years less


In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In Djibouti, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Ethiopia, 4.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 63.6% more money


Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 22.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ethiopia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Djibouti, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2015.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 38.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ethiopia, approximately 401.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Djibouti, 248.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Ethiopia, approximately 35.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 41.6 children do as of 2020.

have 28.2% fewer children


In Ethiopia, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Djibouti, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ethiopia, approximately 43% of people have electricity access (85% in urban areas, and 26% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Djibouti, that number is 52% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Ethiopia, approximately 18.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Djibouti, about 55.7% do as of 2018.

be 31.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ethiopia, approximately 69% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Djibouti, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti compared to Ethiopia? 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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