Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 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 Malawi, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

be 39.6% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malawi, that number is 5.8% of people as of 2016.

be 3.5 times more 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 Malawi, that number is 9.2% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 43.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Malawi, that number is 20.4% as of 2013.

make 82.4% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Malawi, the GDP per capita is $1,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 22.1% 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 Malawi, on the other hand, 39.5 children do as of 2020.

have 23.0% more children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malawi, there are 40.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 22.7% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Malawi, it is 62.1% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malawi, about 13.8% do as of 2018.

be 80.6% 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 Malawi, that number is 11% of people on average (42% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 13.0% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Malawi spends 4.0% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Malawi: At a glance

Malawi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 94,080 sq km. Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009. He oversaw some economic improvement in his first term, but was accused of economic mismanagement and poor governance in his second term. He died abruptly in April 2012 and was succeeded by his vice president, Joyce BANDA, who had earlier started her own party, the People's Party (PP). Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the scourge of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi.

How big is Malawi 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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