Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 12.1% less likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Malawi, that number is 5.8% of people.

be 48.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malawi, that number is 9.6% of people.

live 2.7 years less


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

Economy

make 73.9% less money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Malawi, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Malawi, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 18.2% less likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Malawi, it is 62.1%.

be 11.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malawi, on the other hand, 43.4 children do.

have 47.0% more children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Malawi, there are 41.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malawi, 634.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 62.5% 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 Malawi, that number is 90% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

be 74.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Malawi, that number is 9% of people on average (32% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 65.7% less likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Malawi, about 9.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Malawi spends 4.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 35.7% more on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malawi, that number is 11.4% of GDP.

Malawi: At a glance

Malawi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 94,080 sq km. Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009. He oversaw some economic improvement in his first term, but was accused of economic mismanagement and poor governance in his second term. He died abruptly in April 2012 and was succeeded by his vice president, Joyce BANDA, who had earlier started her own party, the People's Party (PP). Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the scourge of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi.

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


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

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