Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 20.8 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 Norway, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Norway, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 10.6 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $72,100 as of 2017.

be 88.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Norway, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.5% 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 Norway, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 95.1% 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 Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

have 62.6% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Norway, there are 12.2 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 Norway, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 11.2 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 Norway, about 96.5% 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 (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Norway, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 73.9% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Norway spends 8.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 148.8 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Norway, that number is 25,148 km.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

How big is Norway 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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