Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of Philippines, you would:


be 28.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Philippines, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 2.8% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

be 60.9% more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 10.3% of people.


make 53.0% less money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,900.

be 64.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 9.4%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Cote d'Ivoire, however, that number is 46.3%.


have 16.9% more children

In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cote d'Ivoire, there are 27.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cote d'Ivoire, 645.0 women do.

be 55.2% less likely to be literate

In Philippines, the literacy rate is 96.3%. In Cote d'Ivoire, it is 43.1%.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 55.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.5% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 26% of people on average (42% in urban areas, and 8% in rural areas).

be 52.3% less likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Cote d'Ivoire, about 26.5% do.

be 10.8% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 82% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).


spend 77.8% more on education

Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Cote d'Ivoire spends 4.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.3% more on healthcare

Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 5.7% of GDP.


see 98.6% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 515 km.

Cote d'Ivoire: At a glance

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 318,003 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

How big is Cote d'Ivoire 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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