Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 20.0 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 Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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 Finland, that number is 22.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.5 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,500 as of 2017.

be 76.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Finland, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.2% 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 Finland, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 95.1% 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 Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

have 67.5% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Finland, there are 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Finland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 10.3 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 Finland, about 88.9% do as of 2018.

be 19.5% 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 Finland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Finland spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 7.4 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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