Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.9 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Venezuela, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 26.1% more likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 11.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2015.

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Venezuela, that number is 27.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 48.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Venezuela, 125.0 women do as of 2017.

be 65.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% more likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Venezuela, about 72.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela 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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