Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 14.7 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 Romania, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 86.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Romania, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 51.8% 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 Romania, however, that number is 22.4% as of 2012.

Life

be 95.0% 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 Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.0% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Romania, it is 98.8% as of 2018.

be 82.8% 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 Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.

have 73.9% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 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 Romania, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 8.2 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 Romania, about 70.7% 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 (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Romania, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 32.6% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 33.1% more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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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