Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 16.2 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 86.5% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 17.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 88.2% more money


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

be 43.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 20.5% as of 2017.

be 63.7% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, that number is 16.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 97.4% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.7% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is 98.5% as of 2015.

be 89.7% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2020.

have 73.6% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are 8.6 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 8.1 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 70.1% do as of 2018.

be 19.4% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 88.2% less coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 20 km.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: At a glance

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 51,187 sq km. Bosnia and Herzegovina declared sovereignty in October 1991 and independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs - supported by neighboring Serbia and Montenegro - responded with armed resistance aimed at partitioning the republic along ethnic lines and joining Serb-held areas to form a "Greater Serbia." In March 1994, Bosniaks and Croats reduced the number of warring factions from three to two by signing an agreement creating a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 21 November 1995, in Dayton, Ohio, the warring parties initialed a peace agreement that ended three years of interethnic civil strife (the final agreement was signed in Paris on 14 December 1995). The Dayton Peace Accords retained Bosnia and Herzegovina's international boundaries and created a multi-ethnic and democratic government charged with conducting foreign, diplomatic, and fiscal policy. Also recognized was a second tier of government composed of two entities roughly equal in size: the Bosniak/Bosnian Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska (RS). The Federation and RS governments are responsible for overseeing most government functions. Additionally, the Dayton Accords established the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to oversee the implementation of the civilian aspects of the agreement. The Peace Implementation Council (PIC) at its conference in Bonn in 1997 also gave the High Representative the authority to impose legislation and remove officials, the so-called "Bonn Powers." An original NATO-led international peacekeeping force (IFOR) of 60,000 troops assembled in 1995 was succeeded over time by a smaller, NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR). In 2004, European Union peacekeeping troops (EUFOR) replaced SFOR. Currently EUFOR deploys around 600 troops in theater in a policing capacity.

How big is Bosnia and Herzegovina 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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