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

Health

live 1.1 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Mongolia, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.3 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mongolia, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 90.3% more money

India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Mongolia, the GDP per capita is $13,700 as of 2018.

pay a 71.9% lower top tax rate

India has a top tax rate of 35.5% as of 2016. In Mongolia, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

be 35.2% more likely to live below the poverty line

In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Mongolia, however, that number is 29.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 69.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mongolia, 45.0 women do as of 2017.

be 32.3% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 74.4% as of 2018. In Mongolia, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 45.8% less likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 35.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mongolia, on the other hand, 19.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 31.2% less likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mongolia, about 23.7% do as of 2018.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of National Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Mongolia: At a glance

Mongolia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,553,556 sq km. The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party that lasted until January 2012. In 2009, current President ELBEGDORJ of the Democratic Party was elected to office and was re-elected for his second term in June 2013. In 2010, the MPRP voted to retake the name of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a name it used in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, a new party was formed by former president ENKHBAYAR, which adopted the MPRP name. In the 2012 Parliamentary elections, a coalition of four political parties led by the Democratic Party, gained control of the Parliament.
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