Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years less


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

be 21.9% more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 81.0% less money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 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 Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8% as of 2004.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Comoros, 273.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.1% less likely to be literate


In Philippines, the literacy rate is 98.2% as of 2015. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 20.0 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 11.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, approximately 88% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Comoros, that number is 78% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 85.9% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.1% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

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 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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