Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 7.9 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 Pakistan, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

be 10.4% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Pakistan, that number is 8.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 83.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Pakistan, that number is 6.0% as of 2017.

make 20.6% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Pakistan, the GDP per capita is $5,400 as of 2017.

Life

be 63.0% 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 Pakistan, 140.0 women do as of 2017.

be 26.4% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Pakistan, it is 59.1% as of 2015.

have 16.0% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Pakistan, there are 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.7% 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 Pakistan, that number is 74% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 79.3% more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Pakistan, about 15.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 37.0% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Pakistan spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 6.2 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Pakistan, that number is 1,046 km.

Pakistan: At a glance

Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 770,875 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan.

How big is Pakistan 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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