Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 54.4% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

live 1.2 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 75.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

be 17.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8% as of 2004.

make 36.0% less money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

Life

be 66.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Comoros, 273.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.1% less likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

be 31.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Comoros, on the other hand, 55.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 65.5% 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 Comoros, that number is 78% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 68.3% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 82.2% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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