Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Andorra instead of South Africa, you would:

Health

live 18.2 years longer


In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In Andorra, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,600 as of 2017, while in Andorra, the GDP per capita is $49,900 as of 2015.

be 86.5% less likely to be unemployed


In South Africa, 27.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Andorra, that number is 3.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 14.9% more likely to be literate


In South Africa, the literacy rate is 87.0% as of 2017. In Andorra, it is 100.0% as of 2016.

be 87.4% less likely to die during infancy


In South Africa, approximately 27.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Andorra, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 63.5% fewer children


In South Africa, there are approximately 19.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Andorra, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In South Africa, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Andorra, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 63.0% more likely to have internet access


In South Africa, approximately 56.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Andorra, about 91.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 48.4% less on education


South Africa spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Andorra spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Andorra: At a glance

Andorra is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 468 sq km. The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately ten million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the EU and uses the euro as its national currency.

How big is Andorra compared to South Africa? 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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