Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.6 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Venezuela, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

make 45.8% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

Life

be 16.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Venezuela, 95.0 women do.

be 43.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.2 children do.

have 20.7% fewer children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, there are 18.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Venezuela, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.8% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Venezuela, that number is 5.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.3% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela 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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