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

Health

be 23.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Angola, that number is 2.0% of people as of 2018.

be 14.6% less likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 81.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Angola, that number is 6.6% as of 2016.

be 21.3% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Republic of the Congo, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6% as of 2008.

Life

be 36.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Angola, 241.0 women do as of 2017.

have 31.0% more children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Angola, there are 42.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 11.5% less likely to be literate

In Republic of the Congo, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Angola, it is 71.1% as of 2015.

be 22.9% more likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Angola, on the other hand, 62.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 65.8% more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Angola, about 14.3% do as of 2018.

be 28.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2013.

be 21.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 66% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 26.1% less on education

Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Angola spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2010.

Geography

see 9.5 times more coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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