Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.6 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Indonesia, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 49.4% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400.

be 49.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9%.

Life

have 31.6% less children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Indonesia, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Indonesia, about 25.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 40.4% less on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Indonesia, that number is 2.8% of GDP.

spend 33.3% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Indonesia spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 50.8% more coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia 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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