Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Swaziland instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 10.5 times more 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 Swaziland, that number is 27.3% of people as of 2018.

live 2.7 years less


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Swaziland, that number is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020.

be 71.9% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Swaziland, that number is 16.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 48.5% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Swaziland, the GDP per capita is $10,100 as of 2017.

be 22.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Swaziland, that number is 28.0% as of 2014.

be 35.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Swaziland, however, that number is 63.0% as of 2010.

Life

be 10.1% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Swaziland, it is 88.4% as of 2015.

be 15.6% 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 Swaziland, on the other hand, 42.8 children do as of 2020.

be 15.6% more 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 Swaziland, 437.0 women do as of 2017.

have 24.8% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Swaziland, there are 24.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.3% 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 Swaziland, that number is 66% of people on average (83% in urban areas, and 61% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 5.4 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 Swaziland, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 54.3% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Swaziland spends 7.1% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

How big is Swaziland 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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