Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Colombia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 18.0% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Colombia, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Colombia, the GDP per capita is $14,500.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Colombia, that number is 10.5%.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Colombia, however, that number is 28.0%.

spend 83.3% more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Colombia, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

have 40.0% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Colombia, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Colombia, 64.0 women do.

be 13.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Colombia, on the other hand, 13.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 18.2% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Colombia, about 58.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 32.8% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Colombia spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.1% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Colombia, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Colombia: At a glance

Colombia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,038,700 sq km. Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A nearly five-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, but continue attacks against civilians. Large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. In November 2012, the Colombian Government started formal peace negotiations with the FARC aimed at reaching a definitive bilateral ceasefire and incorporating demobilized FARC members into mainstream society and politics. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN).

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