Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Madagascar instead of Turkey, you would:
be 83.5% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Madagascar, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.
live 8.4 years less
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Madagascar, that number is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.
be 83.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 1.8% as of 2017.
pay a 42.9% lower top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Madagascar, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.
make 94.1% less money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.
be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Madagascar, however, that number is 70.7% as of 2012.
have 2.0 times more children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Madagascar, there are 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 19.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Madagascar, 335.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.2% less likely to be literate
In Turkey, the literacy rate is 96.2% as of 2017. In Madagascar, it is 74.8% as of 2018.
be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 15.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Madagascar, on the other hand, 37.8 children do as of 2020.
be 77.1% less likely to have access to electricity
In Turkey, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Madagascar, 23% of the population do as of 2017.
be 86.2% less likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Madagascar, about 9.8% do as of 2018.
be 43.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Turkey, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 56% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 34.9% less on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Madagascar spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 32.9% less coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Madagascar: At a glance
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