Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Eritrea instead of India, you would:
live 3.5 years less
In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Eritrea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.
be 28.2% more likely to be obese
In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Eritrea, that number is 5.0% of people as of 2016.
be 31.8% less likely to be unemployed
In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Eritrea, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.
make 77.8% less money
India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Eritrea, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Eritrea, however, that number is 50.0% as of 2004.
have 53.3% more children
In India, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Eritrea, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth
In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Eritrea, 480.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.3% more likely to die during infancy
In India, approximately 35.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Eritrea, on the other hand, 43.3 children do as of 2020.
be 44.7% less likely to have access to electricity
In India, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Eritrea, that number is 47% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 96.2% less likely to have internet access
In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Eritrea, about 1.3% do as of 2018.
be 37.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In India, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Eritrea, that number is 58% of people on average (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015.
see 68.1% less coastline
India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Eritrea, that number is 2,234 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Eritrea: At a glance
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