Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 79.4% less likely to be obese

In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 10.6 years less

In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 57.1% less on taxes

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

make 82.9% less money

Turkey has a GDP per capita of $26,900, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 75.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Turkey, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 77.7% more children

In Turkey, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 19.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Turkey, approximately 16.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 20.6% less likely to be literate

In Turkey, the literacy rate is 95.6%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Turkey, approximately 17.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Turkey, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 52.0% less likely to have internet access

In Turkey, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Turkey, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 50.0% less on education

Turkey spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.6% more on healthcare

Turkey spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 88.2% less coastline

Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

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

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


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