Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 33.3% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people as of 2016.

be 36.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cameroon, that number is 3.6% of people as of 2018.

live 4.6 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Cameroon, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 48.0% more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 84.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3% as of 2014.

be 44.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2001.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 40.7% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cameroon, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cameroon, 529.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 27.9% 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 Cameroon, that number is 60% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 13.2% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cameroon, about 23.2% do as of 2018.

be 16.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Yemen, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 78.9% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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, Ministry of Finance.

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