Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sudan instead of Somalia, you would:

Health

live 11.6 years longer


In Somalia, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 55 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

be 20.5% less likely to be obese


In Somalia, 8.3% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

Life

be 57.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Somalia, approximately 732.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 48.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Somalia, approximately 94.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

have 29.5% less children


In Somalia, there are approximately 39.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Somalia, 15% of people have electricity access (33% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 14.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Somalia, approximately 1.9% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 75.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Somalia, approximately 32% of people have improved drinking water access (70% in urban areas, and 9% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Geography

see 71.8% less coastline


Somalia has a total of 3,025 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan compared to Somalia? 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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