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

Health

be 92.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Sweden, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2016.

live 21.1 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.5 times more money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 81.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 67.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Republic of the Congo, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

Life

be 98.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 62.9% fewer children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Sweden, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 10.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% do as of 2018.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 67.4% more on education

Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 19.0 times more coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.
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