If you lived in Cambodia instead of Mongolia, you would:


be 81.1% less likely to be obese

In Mongolia, 20.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cambodia, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.

live 0.7 years less

In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Cambodia, that number is 71 years (69 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.


be 96.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Mongolia, 6.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Cambodia, that number is 0.2% as of 2022.

be 40.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mongolia, 27.8% live below the poverty line as of 2020. In Cambodia, however, that number is 16.5% as of 2016.

make 62.8% less money

Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $12,100 as of 2022, while in Cambodia, the GDP per capita is $4,500 as of 2022.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate

Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Cambodia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.


have 22.1% more children

In Mongolia, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Cambodia, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Mongolia, approximately 39.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Cambodia, 218.0 women do as of 2020.

be 15.4% less likely to be literate

In Mongolia, the literacy rate is 99.2% as of 2020. In Cambodia, it is 83.9% as of 2021.

be 46.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Mongolia, approximately 20.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Cambodia, on the other hand, 29.6 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 17.5% less likely to have access to electricity

In Mongolia, approximately 100% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas) as of 2021. In Cambodia, that number is 82% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2021.

be 28.6% less likely to have internet access

In Mongolia, approximately 84.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Cambodia, about 60.0% do as of 2021.


spend 34.0% less on education

Mongolia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Cambodia spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 53.1% more on healthcare

Mongolia spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Cambodia, that number is 7.5% of GDP as of 2020.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of National Taxation, General Department of Taxation.

Cambodia: At a glance

Cambodia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 176,515 sq km. Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline. The king placed the country under French protection in 1863, and it became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953. In April 1975, after a five-year struggle, communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh and evacuated all cities and towns. At least 1.5 million Cambodians died from execution, forced hardships, or starvation during the Khmer Rouge regime under POL POT. A December 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside, began a 10-year Vietnamese occupation, and touched off almost 13 years of civil war. The 1991 Paris Peace Accords mandated democratic elections and a ceasefire, which was not fully respected by the Khmer Rouge. UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy under a coalition government. Factional fighting in 1997 ended the first coalition government, but a second round of national elections in 1998 led to the formation of another coalition government and renewed political stability. The remaining elements of the Khmer Rouge surrendered in early 1999. Some of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders have been tried or are awaiting trial for crimes against humanity by a hybrid UN-Cambodian tribunal supported by international assistance. Elections in July 2003 were relatively peaceful, but it took one year of negotiations between contending political parties before a coalition government was formed. In October 2004, King Norodom SIHANOUK abdicated the throne and his son, Prince Norodom SIHAMONI, was selected to succeed him. Local elections were held in Cambodia in April 2007, with little of the pre-election violence that preceded prior elections. National elections in July 2008 were relatively peaceful, as were commune council elections in June 2012.
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