Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 70.4% less likely to be obese

In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 16.4 years less

In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 68.4% less on taxes

Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 90.9% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 5.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 3.2 times more children

In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 51.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 14.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 68.8% less likely to have internet access

In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.5% 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 Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 55.1% less on education

Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.7% less on healthcare

Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 64.3% less coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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), Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Sudan. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this