Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.1 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Venezuela, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 49.7% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.0 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,500 as of 2017.

be 63.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2015.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 23.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Venezuela, 125.0 women do as of 2017.

be 38.5% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Venezuela, it is 97.1% as of 2016.

be 33.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2020.

have 30.6% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Venezuela, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times 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 Venezuela, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Venezuela, about 72.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 46.9% more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT.

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