Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Qatar 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 Qatar, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 18.1 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 Qatar, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Qatar, that number is 35.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 18.2 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Qatar, the GDP per capita is $124,100 as of 2017.

be 75.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Qatar, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 97.6% 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 Qatar, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.4% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Qatar, it is 93.5% as of 2017.

be 88.8% 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 Qatar, on the other hand, 5.7 children do as of 2020.

have 71.5% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Qatar, there are 9.3 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 Qatar, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 11.5 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 Qatar, about 99.7% 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 as of 2017. In Qatar, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 37.0% less on education


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

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Qatar, that number is 563 km.

Qatar: At a glance

Qatar is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 11,586 sq km. Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew the father in a bloodless coup in 1995. In short order, HAMAD oversaw the creation of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera and Qatar's pursuit of a leadership role in mediating regional conflicts. In the 2000s, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar has not experienced domestic unrest or violence like that seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Since the outbreak of regional unrest, however, Doha has prided itself on its support for many of these popular revolutions, particularly in Libya and Syria. In mid-2013, HAMAD transferred power to his 33 year-old son, TAMIM bin Hamad - a peaceful abdication rare in the history of Arab Gulf states. TAMIM has prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country's infrastructure in anticipation of Doha's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

How big is Qatar 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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