Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 84.6% 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 Colombia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 15.3 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 Colombia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 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 Colombia, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Colombia, the GDP per capita is $14,400 as of 2017.

be 74.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Colombia, that number is 9.3% as of 2017.

be 39.8% 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 Colombia, however, that number is 28.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 78.0% 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 Colombia, 83.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.4% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Colombia, it is 95.1% as of 2018.

be 75.7% 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 Colombia, on the other hand, 12.3 children do as of 2020.

have 52.8% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Colombia, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.9% 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 Colombia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 7.2 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 Colombia, about 62.3% do as of 2018.

be 16.2% 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 Colombia, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 19.0 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Colombia, that number is 3,208 km.

Colombia: At a glance

Colombia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,038,700 sq km. Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A nearly five-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, but continue attacks against civilians. Large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. In November 2012, the Colombian Government started formal peace negotiations with the FARC aimed at reaching a definitive bilateral ceasefire and incorporating demobilized FARC members into mainstream society and politics. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.

How big is Colombia 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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