Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 98.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In South Africa, 18.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Honduras, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 7.4 years longer

In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 65 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

be 24.4% less likely to be obese

In South Africa, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Honduras, that number is 21.4% of people.


be 78.6% less likely to be unemployed

In South Africa, 27.6% of adults are unemployed. In Honduras, that number is 5.9%.

spend 44.4% less on taxes

South Africa has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 58.5% less money

South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,500, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 78.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In South Africa, 16.6% live below the poverty line. In Honduras, however, that number is 29.6%.


be 44.5% less likely to die during infancy

In South Africa, approximately 31.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

have 10.9% more children

In South Africa, there are approximately 20.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 44.4% less likely to have internet access

In South Africa, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.


see 70.6% less coastline

South Africa has a total of 2,798 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

How big is Honduras compared to South Africa? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos, The World Factbook, South African Revenue Service.


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