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

Health

be 88.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Luxembourg, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 21.3 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Luxembourg, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 15.5 times more money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $105,100 as of 2017.

be 83.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Luxembourg, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Luxembourg, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 93.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 64.4% fewer children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Luxembourg, 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 Republic of the Congo, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Luxembourg, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 11.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Luxembourg, about 97.1% do as of 2018.

be 18.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Luxembourg, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 15.2% less on education

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


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.
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