Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 11.5% 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 Togo, that number is 2.3% of people as of 2018.

live 5.3 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 Togo, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

be 12.5% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 80.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Togo, that number is 6.9% as of 2016.

make 75.0% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700 as of 2017.

be 18.5% 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 Togo, however, that number is 55.1% as of 2015.

Life

be 24.1% 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 Togo, on the other hand, 38.5 children do as of 2020.

be 20.7% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Togo, it is 63.7% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 42.9% more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Togo, about 12.4% do as of 2018.

be 36.4% less 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 Togo, that number is 36% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 15.3% less 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 Togo, that number is 71% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 66.9% less coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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