Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 14.2 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 Jordan, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Jordan, that number is 35.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 35.3% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $9,200 as of 2017.

be 49.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Jordan, that number is 18.3% as of 2017.

be 69.5% 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 Jordan, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2002.

Life

be 87.8% 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 Jordan, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.3% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Jordan, it is 98.2% as of 2018.

be 74.8% 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 Jordan, on the other hand, 12.8 children do as of 2020.

have 29.4% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jordan, there are 23.0 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 Jordan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 7.7 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 Jordan, about 66.8% do as of 2018.

be 18.2% 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 Jordan, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 21.7% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Jordan spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 84.6% less coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Jordan 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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