Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Germany instead of Zimbabwe, you would:

Health

be 98.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Germany, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 20.4 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 43.9% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 21.9 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 66.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 76.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

Life

be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 89.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 74.9% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of the population has electricity access. In Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

be 30.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 41.7% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.6% more on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to Zimbabwe? 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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