Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Maldives, you would:
be 54.7% less likely to be obese
In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 6.7 years less
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
make 62.5% less money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,200 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
be 46.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
have 13.7% more children
In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 23.8% less likely to be literate
In Maldives, the literacy rate is 97.7% as of 2016. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 78.8% more likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 19.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.
be 15.5% less likely to have access to electricity
In Maldives, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In India, 84% of the population do as of 2017.
be 45.5% less likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
see 10.9 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
India: At a glance
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