Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.5% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people as of 2016.

be 3.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Djibouti, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2018.

live 11.2 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Djibouti, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 87.6% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0% as of 2017.

be 6.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Djibouti, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2015.

Life

have 24.0% more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Djibouti, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Djibouti, 248.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.6 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 Djibouti, on the other hand, 41.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Djibouti, 52% of the population do as of 2016.

be 31.4% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Djibouti, about 55.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 93.3% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti 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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