Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Philippines instead of Pakistan, you would:

Health

live 0.8 years longer


In Pakistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 25.6% less likely to be obese


In Pakistan, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 55.6% more money


Pakistan has a GDP per capita of $5,400 as of 2017, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,400 as of 2017.

pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate


Pakistan has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Philippines, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 66.2% more likely to be literate


In Pakistan, the literacy rate is 59.1% as of 2015. In Philippines, it is 98.2% as of 2015.

be 61.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Pakistan, approximately 52.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Philippines, on the other hand, 20.0 children do as of 2020.

have 16.4% fewer children


In Pakistan, there are approximately 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Philippines, there are 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Pakistan, approximately 74% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Philippines, that number is 88% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Pakistan, approximately 15.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Philippines, about 60.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 34.7 times more coastline


Pakistan has a total of 1,046 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.

Philippines: At a glance

Philippines is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 298,170 sq km. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.

How big is Philippines compared to Pakistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan, Bureau of Internal Revenue.

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