Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 80.8% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cambodia, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.

live 12.0 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Cambodia, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 94.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cambodia, that number is 0.3% as of 2017.

be 25.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Cambodia, however, that number is 16.5% as of 2016.

make 68.8% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Cambodia, the GDP per capita is $4,000 as of 2017.

Life

have 28.3% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cambodia, there are 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 90.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cambodia, 160.0 women do as of 2017.

be 14.4% less likely to be literate


In Paraguay, the literacy rate is 94.0% as of 2018. In Cambodia, it is 80.5% as of 2015.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cambodia, on the other hand, 43.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 49.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Paraguay, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Cambodia, that number is 50% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 38.5% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cambodia, about 40.0% do as of 2018.

be 19.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Paraguay, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cambodia, that number is 80% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 44.1% less on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Cambodia spends 1.9% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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.

How big is Cambodia compared to Paraguay? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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