Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Madagascar instead of Liechtenstein, you would:

Health

live 15.6 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Madagascar, that number is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 12.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Madagascar, that number is 2.1%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Madagascar, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 98.8% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Madagascar, there are 31.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Madagascar, on the other hand, 41.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 85.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Madagascar, 15% of the population do.

be 95.2% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Madagascar, about 4.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.2% less on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Madagascar spends 2.1% of total GDP on education.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

How big is Madagascar compared to Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, General Direction of Taxes.

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