Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.1% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malawi, that number is 5.8% of people as of 2016.

be 92.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malawi, that number is 9.2% of people as of 2018.

live 3.7 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Malawi, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Malawi, that number is 20.4% as of 2013.

make 52.0% less money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Malawi, the GDP per capita is $1,200 as of 2017.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Malawi, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 55.4% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malawi, there are 40.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malawi, 349.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.4% less likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Malawi, it is 62.1% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 76.6% less 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 Malawi, that number is 11% of people on average (42% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 48.4% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malawi, about 13.8% do as of 2018.

Malawi: At a glance

Malawi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 94,080 sq km. Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009. He oversaw some economic improvement in his first term, but was accused of economic mismanagement and poor governance in his second term. He died abruptly in April 2012 and was succeeded by his vice president, Joyce BANDA, who had earlier started her own party, the People's Party (PP). Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the scourge of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Malawi Revenue Authority.

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