Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.5% 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 Madagascar, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 6.0 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 Madagascar, that number is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

be 44.8% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Madagascar, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 95.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Madagascar, that number is 1.8% as of 2017.

make 76.5% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 52.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Madagascar, however, that number is 70.7% as of 2012.

Life

be 25.4% 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 Madagascar, on the other hand, 37.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.3% more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Madagascar, about 9.8% do as of 2018.

be 59.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 23% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 33.7% less 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 Madagascar, that number is 56% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 39.1% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Madagascar spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 28.6 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

How big is Madagascar 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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