Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Venezuela instead of Nepal, you would:

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Venezuela, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 6.2 times more likely to be obese


In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 21.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7%.

be 8.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

Life

be 63.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Venezuela, 95.0 women do.

be 56.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.2 children do.

be 52.0% more likely to be literate


In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Venezuela, it is 97.1%.

Basic Needs

be 31.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, 76% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Venezuela, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Venezuela, about 60.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 86.5% more on education


Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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