Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Fiji 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 Fiji, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 12.4 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 Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 44.1% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 87.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 33.3% 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 Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

Life

be 91.0% 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 Fiji, 34.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.4% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Fiji, it is 99.1% as of 2018.

be 82.6% 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 Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

have 46.6% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.2% 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 Fiji, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 5.8 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 Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

be 12.1% 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 Fiji, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 15.2% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 6.7 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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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