Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 61.6% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

live 12.2 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 87.5% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 14.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8% as of 2004.

Life

have 42.2% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Comoros, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Comoros, 273.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.4% less likely to be literate


In Paraguay, the literacy rate is 94.0% as of 2018. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

be 3.3 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 Comoros, on the other hand, 55.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.9% 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 Comoros, that number is 78% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 87.0% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% less on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Comoros spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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