If you lived in Republic of the Congo instead of Pakistan, you would:

Health

be 26.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Pakistan, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 2.6% of people as of 2018.

live 7.9 years less

In Pakistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

be 11.6% more likely to be obese

In Pakistan, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 9.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 25.9% more money

Pakistan has a GDP per capita of $5,400 as of 2017, while in Republic of the Congo, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 6.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Pakistan, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 36.0% as of 2014.

Life

be 35.9% more likely to be literate

In Pakistan, the literacy rate is 59.1% as of 2015. In Republic of the Congo, it is 80.3% as of 2018.

have 19.0% more children

In Pakistan, there are approximately 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, there are 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Pakistan, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, 378.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 23.5% less 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 Republic of the Congo, that number is 57% of people on average (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 44.2% less likely to have internet access

In Pakistan, approximately 15.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Republic of the Congo, about 8.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 58.6% more on education

Pakistan spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 83.8% less coastline

Pakistan has a total of 1,046 km of coastline. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 169 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Republic of the Congo: At a glance

Republic of the Congo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 341,500 sq km. Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President Denis SASSOU-Nguesso, and ushered in a period of ethnic and political unrest. Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003, but the calm is tenuous and refugees continue to present a humanitarian crisis. The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.
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