Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.0% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

live 10.2 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 94.5% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 91.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

be 11.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8% as of 2004.

Life

have 29.0% more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Comoros, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 9.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Comoros, 273.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.2% less likely to be literate


In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

be 4.8 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 Comoros, on the other hand, 55.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Comoros, 78% of the population do as of 2017.

be 89.6% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 46.8% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Comoros spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 92.7% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

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 Malaysia? 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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