Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 26.9% 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 Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

live 14.0 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 Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 22.1% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

be 75.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 11.8% 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 Belize, however, that number is 41.0% as of 2013.

Life

be 90.5% 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 Belize, 36.0 women do as of 2017.

be 77.9% 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 Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

have 32.5% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 62.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 5.4 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 Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

be 18.5% 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 Belize, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 60.9% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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