Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 61.5% 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 Ethiopia, that number is 1.0% of people as of 2018.

live 6.2 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 Ethiopia, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 53.1% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ethiopia, that number is 4.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 51.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Ethiopia, that number is 17.5% as of 2012.

be 36.3% 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 Ethiopia, however, that number is 29.6% as of 2014.

make 67.6% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 29.4% 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 Ethiopia, on the other hand, 35.8 children do as of 2020.

be 35.5% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Ethiopia, it is 51.8% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 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 Ethiopia, about 18.6% do as of 2018.

be 24.2% less 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 Ethiopia, that number is 43% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 26% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 17.7% less 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 Ethiopia, that number is 69% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Ethiopia: At a glance

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,096,570 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

How big is Ethiopia 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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