Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Indonesia instead of Vietnam, you would:

Health

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 79.7% more money


Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400 as of 2017.

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Indonesia, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Indonesia, that number is 5.4% as of 2017.

be 36.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9% as of 2016.

Life

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Indonesia, 177.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Indonesia, on the other hand, 20.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 43.4% less likely to have internet access


In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Indonesia, about 39.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 36.8% less on education


Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Indonesia spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 15.9 times more coastline


Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia compared to Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direktorat Jenderal Pajak, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.

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