Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.1 years longer

In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese

In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.


make 63.0% more money

Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

be 79.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

be 17.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

spend 13.3% less on taxes

Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0%.


be 33.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 21.9% more likely to be literate

In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Bolivia, it is 92.5%.

be 27.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

have 21.1% fewer children

In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 41.8% more likely to have internet access

In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

be 62.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).


spend 25.0% less on healthcare

Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bolivia, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

spend 3.3 times more on education

Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia compared to Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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