Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 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 Cameroon, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

be 38.5% more 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 Cameroon, that number is 3.6% of people as of 2018.

be 18.8% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 88.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3% as of 2014.

be 35.5% 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 Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2001.

make 45.6% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 11.3% more children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cameroon, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 39.9% more 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 Cameroon, 529.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 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 Cameroon, about 23.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 32.6% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Cameroon spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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