Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of South Africa, you would:
be 99.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In South Africa, 19.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.
live 4.8 years longer
In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2022. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.
be 77.4% less likely to be obese
In South Africa, 28.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.
be 82.1% less likely to be unemployed
In South Africa, 28.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.
pay a 28.9% lower top tax rate
South Africa has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2017. In Philippines, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 30.4% less money
South Africa has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2020, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2020.
be 14.1% less likely to die during infancy
In South Africa, approximately 25.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.
have 20.0% more children
In South Africa, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 28.6% less likely to have internet access
In South Africa, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.
spend 52.9% less on education
South Africa spends 6.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Philippines spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 54.9% less on healthcare
South Africa spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 13.0 times more coastline
South Africa has a total of 2,798 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, South African Revenue Service.
Philippines: At a glance
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