Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 84.6% 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 Georgia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 15.7 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 Georgia, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 81 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 Georgia, that number is 21.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 57.4% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Georgia, the GDP per capita is $10,700 as of 2017.

be 67.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Georgia, that number is 11.8% as of 2016.

be 80.2% 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 Georgia, however, that number is 9.2% as of 2010.

Life

be 93.4% 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 Georgia, 25.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.8% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Georgia, it is 99.4% as of 2017.

be 72.8% 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 Georgia, on the other hand, 13.8 children do as of 2020.

have 64.4% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Georgia, there are 11.6 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 Georgia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 7.4 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 Georgia, about 64.0% do as of 2018.

be 17.6% 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 Georgia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 17.4% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Georgia spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 83.4% more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Georgia, that number is 310 km.

Georgia: At a glance

Georgia is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 69,700 sq km. The region of present day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia. The area came under Roman influence in the first centuries A.D., and Christianity became the state religion in the 330s. Domination by Persians, Arabs, and Turks was followed by a Georgian golden age (11th-13th centuries) that was cut short by the Mongol invasion of 1236. Subsequently, the Ottoman and Persian empires competed for influence in the region. Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1921 and regained its independence when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Mounting public discontent over rampant corruption and ineffective government services, followed by an attempt by the incumbent Georgian Government to manipulate national legislative elections in November 2003 touched off widespread protests that led to the resignation of Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, president since 1995. In the aftermath of that popular movement, which became known as the "Rose Revolution," new elections in early 2004 swept Mikheil SAAKASHVILI into power along with his United National Movement (UNM) party. Progress on market reforms and democratization has been made in the years since independence, but this progress has been complicated by Russian assistance and support to the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Periodic flare-ups in tension and violence culminated in a five-day conflict in August 2008 between Russia and Georgia, including the invasion of large portions of undisputed Georgian territory. Russian troops pledged to pull back from most occupied Georgian territory, but in late August 2008 Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Russian military forces remain in those regions. Billionaire philanthropist Bidzina IVANISHVILI's unexpected entry into politics in October 2011 brought the divided opposition together under his Georgian Dream coalition, which won a majority of seats in the October 2012 parliamentary election and removed UNM from power. Conceding defeat, SAAKASHVILI named IVANISHVILI as prime minister and allowed Georgian Dream to create a new government. Georgian Dream's Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI was inaugurated as president on 17 November 2013, ending a tense year of power-sharing between SAAKASHVILI and IVANISHVILI. IVANISHVILI voluntarily resigned from office after the presidential succession, and Georgia's legislature on 20 November 2013 confirmed Irakli GARIBASHVILI as his replacement. Georgia's recent elections represent unique examples of a former Soviet state that emerged to conduct democratic and peaceful government transitions of power. Popular and government support for integration with the West is high in Georgia. Joining the EU and NATO are among the country's top foreign policy goals.

How big is Georgia 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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