Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 99.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Romania, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 15.0 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Romania, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 45.2% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people.

Economy

make 10.7 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 53.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

be 69.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4%.

spend 68.0% less on taxes


Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0%.

Life

be 93.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Romania, 31.0 women do.

be 71.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

be 14.2% more likely to be literate


In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Romania, it is 98.8%.

have 74.0% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 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 Romania, 100% of the population do.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% 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 Romania, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 63.1% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% less on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Romania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania compared to Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

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