Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 18.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 5.4 years less

In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

be 72.7% more likely to be obese

In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.


be 78.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

be 35.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

make 19.6% less money

Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes

Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


have 26.9% more children

In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 91.6% more likely to die during childbirth

In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 57.1% 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 Cameroon, that number is 55% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 36.2% 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 Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

be 10.7% less likely to have internet access

In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.


spend 51.2% less on healthcare

Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

spend 27.3% more on education

Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.


see 52.9% less coastline

Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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