Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Zambia instead of Germany, you would:
be 63.7% less likely to be obese
In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Zambia, that number is 8.1% of people as of 2016.
be 113.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Germany, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Zambia, that number is 11.3% of people as of 2018.
live 27.5 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Zambia, that number is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 26.3% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Zambia, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 92.1% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Zambia, the GDP per capita is $4,000 as of 2017.
be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Zambia, that number is 15.0% as of 2008.
be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Zambia, however, that number is 54.4% as of 2015.
have 4.7 times more children
In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Zambia, there are 40.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 30.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Zambia, 213.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Zambia, on the other hand, 56.0 children do as of 2020.
be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Germany, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Zambia, 33% of the population do as of 2017.
be 84.1% less likely to have internet access
In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Zambia, about 14.3% do as of 2018.
be 32.5% 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) as of 2017. In Zambia, that number is 68% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Zambia Revenue Authority.
Zambia: At a glance
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