Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 47.2% more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.

Economy

make 78.4% less money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Comoros, that number is 6.5%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Laos, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

have 10.6% more children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 70.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 20.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Comoros, that number is 90% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

be 20.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 56.6% less likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 48.3% more on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.5 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

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 Laos? 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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