Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Ethiopia, you would:
live 2.2 years longer
In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 13.3% less likely to be obese
In Ethiopia, 4.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
make 3.3 times more money
Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 51.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
be 26.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ethiopia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
be 63.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ethiopia, approximately 401.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 43.6% more likely to be literate
In Ethiopia, the literacy rate is 51.8% as of 2017. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
have 42.4% fewer children
In Ethiopia, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 97.0% 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 India, that number is 84% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 85.0% more likely to have internet access
In Ethiopia, approximately 18.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
be 34.5% 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 India, that number is 93% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 19.1% less on education
Ethiopia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. India spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
India: At a glance
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