If you lived in Republic of the Congo instead of Venezuela, you would:

Health

be 62.5% less likely to be obese

In Venezuela, 25.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 9.6% of people as of 2016.

be 4.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Venezuela, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 2.6% of people as of 2018.

live 9.7 years less

In Venezuela, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 45.6% less money

Venezuela has a GDP per capita of $12,500 as of 2017, while in Republic of the Congo, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 32.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Venezuela, 27.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 36.0% as of 2014.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Venezuela, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Republic of the Congo, however, that number is 46.5% as of 2011.

Life

have 82.1% more children

In Venezuela, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, there are 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Venezuela, approximately 125.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, 378.0 women do as of 2017.

be 17.3% less likely to be literate

In Venezuela, the literacy rate is 97.1% as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, it is 80.3% as of 2018.

be 81.7% more likely to die during infancy

In Venezuela, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, on the other hand, 50.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 43.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Venezuela, approximately 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 57% of people on average (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 88.0% less likely to have internet access

In Venezuela, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Republic of the Congo, about 8.7% do as of 2018.

be 12.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Venezuela, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, 84% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 33.3% less on education

Venezuela spends 6.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 94.0% less coastline

Venezuela has a total of 2,800 km of coastline. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 169 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Republic of the Congo: At a glance

Republic of the Congo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 341,500 sq km. Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President Denis SASSOU-Nguesso, and ushered in a period of ethnic and political unrest. Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003, but the calm is tenuous and refugees continue to present a humanitarian crisis. The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.
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