Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sudan instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 81.4% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 11.1 years less


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

make 91.6% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

Life

have 52.5% more children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 19.9% less likely to be literate


In Saudi Arabia, the literacy rate is 94.7%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 62.1% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 42.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 56.9% less on education


Saudi Arabia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 78.7% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 67.7% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan compared to Saudi Arabia? 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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