If you lived in Argentina instead of India, you would:

Health

live 8.1 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Argentina, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 7.3 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money

India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900 as of 2017.

be 17.4% more likely to live below the poverty line

In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 73.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Argentina, 39.0 women do as of 2017.

be 33.1% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 74.4% as of 2018. In Argentina, it is 99.0% as of 2018.

be 74.6% less likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 35.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.0 children do as of 2020.

have 12.1% fewer children

In India, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Argentina, there are 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In India, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Argentina, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Argentina, about 74.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 44.7% more on education

India spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Argentina spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 28.7% less coastline

India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.
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