Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.5% more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

Economy

spend 37.5% less on taxes


Laos has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 37.8% less money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 13.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Laos, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

Life

have 18.2% more children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 57.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 53.8% more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 59.8% 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 Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 26.7% less 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 Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 24.1% less on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.4 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan compared to Laos? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

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