Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Angola instead of Panama, you would:


be 63.9% less likely to be obese

In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

be 90.0% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Panama, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 18.6 years less

In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).


spend 32.0% less on taxes

Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

make 73.2% less money

Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 20.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 59.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.


have 2.5 times more children

In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 25.2% less likely to be literate

In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.0%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 75.9% less likely to have internet access

In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 48.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Panama, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).


spend 58.8% less on healthcare

Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.


see 35.7% less coastline

Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.


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