Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Angola instead of Poland, you would:


be 64.5% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

live 17.6 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).


spend 46.9% less on taxes

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

make 76.9% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 37.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.


have 4.7 times more children

In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 159.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 28.8% less likely to be literate

In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 15.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Poland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Angola, 30% of the population do.

be 82.3% less likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 50.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Poland, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).


spend 28.6% less on education

Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 48.4% less on healthcare

Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.


see 3.6 times more coastline

Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, Ministry of Finance, Poland.


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