Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 274.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Philippines, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Swaziland, that number is 27.4% of people.

live 17.3 years less


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Swaziland, that number is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Swaziland, that number is 16.5% of people.

Economy

make 19.3% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Swaziland, the GDP per capita is $9,900.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Swaziland, that number is 28.0%.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Swaziland, however, that number is 63.0%.

Life

be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Swaziland, 389.0 women do.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Swaziland, on the other hand, 48.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.3% 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 Swaziland, that number is 27% of people on average (40% in urban areas, and 24% in rural areas).

be 48.5% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Swaziland, about 28.6% do.

be 19.3% 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 Swaziland, that number is 74% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Swaziland spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 97.9% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Swaziland, that number is 9.3% of GDP.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

How big is Swaziland 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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