If you lived in Republic of the Congo instead of Spain, you would:

Health

be 59.7% less likely to be obese

In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 9.6% of people as of 2016.

be 8.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Spain, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 3.3% of people as of 2020.

live 20.4 years less

In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 90.6% less money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Republic of the Congo, the GDP per capita is $3,400 as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 36.0% as of 2014.

be 97.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Republic of the Congo, however, that number is 40.9% as of 2011.

Life

have 4.5 times more children

In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Republic of the Congo, there are 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 94.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, 378.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.6% less likely to be literate

In Spain, the literacy rate is 98.6% as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, it is 80.3% as of 2018.

be 19.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Spain, approximately 2.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Republic of the Congo, on the other hand, 47.9 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 28.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Spain, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, 72% of the population do as of 2019.

be 90.3% less likely to have internet access

In Spain, approximately 93.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, about 9.0% do as of 2019.

be 15.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Spain, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 84% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 76.9% less on healthcare

Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 2.1% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 96.6% less coastline

Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 169 km.


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

Republic of the Congo: At a glance

Republic of the Congo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 341,500 sq km. Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President Denis SASSOU-Nguesso, and ushered in a period of ethnic and political unrest. Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003, but the calm is tenuous and refugees continue to present a humanitarian crisis. The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.
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