Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 99.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Swaziland, 27.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sudan, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 12.3 years longer

In Swaziland, the average life expectancy is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

be 60.0% less likely to be obese

In Swaziland, 16.5% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.


be 30.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Swaziland, 28.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 26.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Swaziland, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

spend 54.5% less on taxes

Swaziland has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 53.5% less money

Swaziland has a GDP per capita of $9,900, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.


be 20.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Swaziland, approximately 389.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

have 16.2% more children

In Swaziland, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.3% less likely to be literate

In Swaziland, the literacy rate is 87.5%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

Basic Needs

be 29.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Swaziland, 27% of people have electricity access (40% in urban areas, and 24% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 25.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Swaziland, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 69.0% less on education

Swaziland spends 7.1% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

Sudan: At a glance

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

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


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