Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 6.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Djibouti, that number is 1.3% of people.

live 0.8 years less


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Djibouti, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people.

Economy

be 50.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Djibouti, however, that number is 23.0%.

make 21.7% less money


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

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0%.

Life

be 26.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Djibouti, 229.0 women do.

have 16.1% less children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 42.9% 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 Djibouti, that number is 50% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas).

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 Djibouti, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas).

be 53.2% less likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Djibouti, about 13.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Djibouti spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.2% more on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Djibouti, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 63.2% less coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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