Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cameroon instead of Philippines, you would:

Health

be 37.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Philippines, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 10.4 years less


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

be 78.1% more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

Economy

be 24.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

make 55.4% less money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 38.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 22.1% less likely to be literate


In Philippines, the literacy rate is 96.3%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

have 49.4% more children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 55% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 55.0% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 17.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Philippines, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 90% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.8% less on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.9% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon compared to Philippines? 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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