Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 10.5 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 Nepal, that number is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

be 57.3% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nepal, that number is 4.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 91.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Nepal, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

be 45.8% 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 Nepal, however, that number is 25.2% as of 2011.

make 60.3% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Nepal, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 50.8% 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 Nepal, 186.0 women do as of 2017.

be 50.5% 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 Nepal, on the other hand, 25.1 children do as of 2020.

be 15.4% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Nepal, it is 67.9% as of 2018.

have 44.5% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nepal, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 60.2% more 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 Nepal, that number is 91% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 3.9 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 Nepal, about 34.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.0% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Nepal spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Nepal: At a glance

Nepal is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,351 sq km. In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there were four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the 2008 CA election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (UML). After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which and the Nepali Congress won the largest share of the seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place UML and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister

How big is Nepal 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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