Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Comoros 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 Comoros, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 4.4 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 Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

be 18.8% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 81.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

make 76.5% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

Life

be 27.8% 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 Comoros, 273.0 women do as of 2017.

be 26.8% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

have 27.6% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Comoros, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 37.5% 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 Comoros, that number is 78% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 45.7% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Comoros spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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