If you lived in Central African Republic instead of Singapore, you would:

Health

be 18.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Singapore, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Central African Republic, that number is 3.6% of people as of 2018.

live 31.8 years less

In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020. In Central African Republic, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 years for women) as of 2020.

be 23.0% more likely to be obese

In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Central African Republic, that number is 7.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 99.3% less money

Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in Central African Republic, the GDP per capita is $700 as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Central African Republic, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

Life

have 3.7 times more children

In Singapore, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Central African Republic, there are 33.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 103.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Central African Republic, 829.0 women do as of 2017.

be 61.6% less likely to be literate

In Singapore, the literacy rate is 97.3% as of 2018. In Central African Republic, it is 37.4% as of 2018.

be 35.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Singapore, approximately 2.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Central African Republic, on the other hand, 80.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 86.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Singapore, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Central African Republic, 14% of the population do as of 2017.

be 95.1% less likely to have internet access

In Singapore, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Central African Republic, about 4.3% do as of 2018.

be 31.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Singapore, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Central African Republic, 68% of people do as of 2015.

Expenditures

spend 58.6% less on education

Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Central African Republic spends 1.2% of total GDP on education as of 2011.


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

Central African Republic: At a glance

Central African Republic is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 622,984 sq km. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. The militant group the Lord's Resistance Army continues to destabilize southeastern Central African Republic, and several rebel groups joined together in early December 2012 to launch a series of attacks that left them in control of numerous towns in the northern and central parts of the country. The rebels - who are unhappy with BOZIZE's government - participated in peace talks in early January 2013 which resulted in a coalition government including the rebellion's leadership. In March 2013, the coalition government dissolved, rebels seized the capital, and President BOZIZE fled the country. Rebel leader Michel DJOTODIA assumed the presidency, reappointed Nicolas TIANGAYE as Prime Minister, and established a transitional government on 31 March. On 13 April 2013, the National Transitional Council affirmed DJOTODIA as President.
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