Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Madagascar, you would:
live 2.4 years longer
In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 26.4% less likely to be obese
In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
make 4.5 times more money
Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 69.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
be 4.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
pay a 77.7% higher top tax rate
Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
be 56.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
have 39.1% fewer children
In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Madagascar, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (67% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017. In India, that number is 84% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
be 67.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In India, that number is 93% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 35.7% more on education
Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. India spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 45.0% more coastline
Madagascar has a total of 4,828 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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