Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Albania instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 96.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Albania, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 17.7 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Albania, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Albania, that number is 21.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 83.8% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Albania, the GDP per capita is $12,500 as of 2017.

be 61.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Albania, that number is 13.8% as of 2017.

be 69.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Albania, however, that number is 14.3% as of 2012.

Life

be 96.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Albania, 15.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.2% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Albania, it is 98.1% as of 2018.

be 78.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Albania, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

have 60.1% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Albania, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Albania, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 8.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Albania, about 71.8% do as of 2018.

be 14.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Albania, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 13.0% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Albania spends 4.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Albania, that number is 362 km.

Albania: At a glance

Albania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 27,398 sq km. Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939, and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, each of Albania's post-communist elections have been marred by claims of electoral fraud. The 2009 general elections resulted in a coalition government, the first such in the country's history. In 2013, general elections achieved a peaceful transition of power and a second successive coalition government. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, it has slowed, and the country is still one of the poorest in Europe. A large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure remain obstacles.

How big is Albania compared to Congo, Republic of the? 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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