Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bolivia instead of Yemen, you would:

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

be 18.1% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,600 as of 2017.

be 85.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0% as of 2017.

be 28.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6% as of 2015.

pay a 13.3% lower top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 32.0% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Bolivia, it is 92.5% as of 2015.

be 23.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 32.2 children do as of 2020.

have 19.4% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bolivia, there are 20.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 97.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Bolivia, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2013.

be 64.0% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bolivia, about 43.8% do as of 2018.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia compared to Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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