Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cameroon instead of Germany, you would:

Health

be 48.9% less likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

be 18.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Germany, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 21.8 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

spend 26.3% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

make 92.7% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 13.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

be 79.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

have 4.1 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 99.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 15.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cameroon, 55% of the population do.

be 72.1% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 24.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Germany, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.7% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.2% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon compared to Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Finance.

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