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

Health

be 17.2% less likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Madagascar, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

live 2.7 years less

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Madagascar, that number is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 68.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 1.8% as of 2017.

pay a 37.5% lower top tax rate

Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Madagascar, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 81.0% less money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Madagascar, however, that number is 70.7% as of 2012.

Life

have 30.6% more children

In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Madagascar, there are 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Madagascar, 335.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.8% less likely to be literate

In Philippines, the literacy rate is 98.2% as of 2015. In Madagascar, it is 74.8% as of 2018.

be 89.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 20.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Madagascar, on the other hand, 37.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% 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 Madagascar, that number is 23% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 83.7% less likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Madagascar, about 9.8% do as of 2018.

be 41.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Philippines, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 56% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 86.7% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.
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