Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 17.3 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 Kuwait, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kuwait, that number is 37.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 9.7 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Kuwait, the GDP per capita is $65,800 as of 2017.

be 96.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Kuwait, that number is 1.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 96.8% 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 Kuwait, 12.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.7% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Kuwait, it is 96.1% as of 2018.

be 87.2% 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 Kuwait, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2020.

have 44.8% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kuwait, there are 18.0 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 Kuwait, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 11.5 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 Kuwait, about 99.6% 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 as of 2017. In Kuwait, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Kuwait, that number is 499 km.

Kuwait: At a glance

Kuwait is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 17,818 sq km. Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91. The AL-SABAH family has ruled since returning to power in 1991 and reestablished an elected legislature that in recent years has become increasingly assertive. The country witnessed the historic election in 2009 of four women to its National Assembly. Amid the 2010-11 uprisings and protests across the Arab world, stateless Arabs, known as bidun, staged small protests in February and March 2011 demanding citizenship, jobs, and other benefits available to Kuwaiti nationals. Youth activist groups - supported by opposition legislators - rallied repeatedly in 2011 for the prime minister's dismissal amid allegations of widespread government corruption. Demonstrators forced the prime minister to resign in late 2011. In late 2012, Kuwait witnessed unprecedented protests in response to the Amir's changes to the electoral law by decree reducing the number of votes per person from four to one. The opposition, led by a coalition of Sunni Islamists, tribalists, some liberals, and myriad youth groups, largely boycotted legislative elections in 2012 and 2013 ushering in legislatures more amenable to the government's agenda. Since 2006, the Amir has dissolved the National Assembly on five occasions (the Constitutional Court annulled the Assembly in June 2012 and again in June 2013) and shuffled the cabinet over a dozen times, usually citing political stagnation and gridlock between the legislature and the government.

How big is Kuwait 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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