Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cameroon instead of Moldova, you would:

Health

be 39.7% less likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

be 6.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Moldova, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 12.0 years less


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

make 35.1% less money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

spend 94.4% more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 24.5% less likely to be literate


In Moldova, the literacy rate is 99.4%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cameroon, 55% of the population do.

be 64.8% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 14.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 58.2% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 60.2% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon compared to Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, State tax Service.

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