Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.1% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people as of 2016.

be 12.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Djibouti, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2018.

live 2.2 years less


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

Economy

make 44.0% more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 57.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Djibouti, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2015.

be 48.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 51.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Djibouti, 248.0 women do as of 2017.

have 12.0% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Djibouti, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.2% 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 Djibouti, that number is 52% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Djibouti, about 55.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 83.5% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti 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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