Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Comoros instead of Jordan, you would:


be 78.0% less likely to be obese

In Jordan, 35.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

live 9.8 years less

In Jordan, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.


be 64.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Jordan, 18.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

make 82.6% less money

Jordan has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Jordan, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8% as of 2004.


be 5.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Jordan, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Comoros, 273.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.1% less likely to be literate

In Jordan, the literacy rate is 98.2% as of 2018. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

be 4.3 times more likely to die during infancy

In Jordan, approximately 12.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Comoros, on the other hand, 55.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Jordan, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Comoros, 78% of the population do as of 2017.

be 87.3% less likely to have internet access

In Jordan, approximately 66.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.


spend 30.6% less on education

Jordan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Comoros spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.


see 13.1 times more coastline

Jordan has a total of 26 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros compared to Jordan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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