Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of Maldives, you would:
be 25.6% less likely to be obese
In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.
live 6.4 years less
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.
make 56.2% less money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,200 as of 2017, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,400 as of 2017.
be 96.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Philippines, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.
be 44.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Philippines, however, that number is 21.6% as of 2017.
have 43.1% more children
In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Philippines, there are 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.
be 12.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Maldives, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Philippines, 88% of the population do as of 2017.
spend 34.1% less on education
Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Philippines spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2009.
see 56.3 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Philippines: At a glance
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