Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Angola instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 77.3% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

live 19.8 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

spend 57.1% less on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

make 88.6% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

Life

have 3.5 times more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 34.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 11.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In United States, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Angola, 30% of the population do.

be 82.9% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 50.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In United States, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 80.7% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.0% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Learn more about Angola

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.