Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Economy

be 73.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 9.4% as of 2013.

make 42.6% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 63.2% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, 617.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.2% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Cote d'Ivoire, it is 47.2% as of 2018.

be 16.6% more 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 Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 59.1 children do as of 2020.

have 10.7% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cote d'Ivoire, there are 29.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.6% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 64% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2017.

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 Cote d'Ivoire, about 46.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.9% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Cote d'Ivoire spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 515 km.

Cote d'Ivoire: At a glance

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 318,003 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

How big is Cote d'Ivoire 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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