Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Angola instead of Malaysia, you would:

Health

be 47.4% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people as of 2016.

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Angola, that number is 2.0% of people as of 2018.

live 14.6 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Angola, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 39.3% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0% as of 2016.

make 76.6% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 94.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 6.6% as of 2016.

be 9.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6% as of 2008.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Angola, there are 42.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Angola, 241.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.1% less likely to be literate


In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Angola, it is 71.1% as of 2015.

be 5.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Angola, on the other hand, 62.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 59.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Angola, 40% of the population do as of 2013.

be 82.3% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Angola, about 14.3% do as of 2018.

be 32.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Malaysia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 66% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 27.7% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Angola spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2010.

Geography

see 65.8% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças.

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