Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 71.4% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 13.4 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 53.1% less on taxes

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 84.4% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 2.9 times more children

In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 103.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 23.9% less likely to be literate

In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 11.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Poland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 61.8% less likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 43.5% 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 Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 55.1% less on education

Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.2% more on healthcare

Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 93.9% more coastline

Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Sudan Chamber of Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Poland.


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