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  • Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax: Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Economy > GDP: GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used.
  • Economy > GDP per capita: GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Economy > Gross National Income: GNI, Atlas method (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop).
  • Geography > Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Geography > Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Government > Government type: A description of the basic form of government (e.g., republic, constitutional monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary democracy, military dictatorship).
  • Government > Legal system: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • People > Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -: This entry records the difference between national government revenues and expenditures, expressed as a percent of GDP. A positive (+) number indicates that revenues exceeded expenditures (a budget surplus), while a negative (-) number indicates the reverse (a budget deficit). Normalizing the data, by dividing the budget balance by GDP, enables easy comparisons across countries and indicates whether a national government saves or borrows money. Countries with high budget deficits (relative to their GDPs) generally have more difficulty raising funds to finance expenditures, than those with lower deficits.
  • Geography > Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geography > Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Government > Legislative branch: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Geography > Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Religion > Religions: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • People > Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro). Prices in current USD.
  • Environment > Marine fish catch: Total marine fish catch
    Units: Metric Tons
  • Health > Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • People > Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Government > Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
  • Geography > Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Government > Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

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  • Government > Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

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  • Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Geography > Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • People > Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • People > Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • People > Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP: This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year.
  • Industry > Manufacturing output: Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars."
  • Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Government > Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • Health > Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • Economy > Economy > Overview: This entry briefly describes the type of economy, including the degree of market orientation, the level of economic development, the most important natural resources, and the unique areas of specialization. It also characterizes major economic events and policy changes in the most recent 12 months and may include a statement about one or two key future macroeconomic trends.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Economy > Exports: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Government > Executive branch > Cabinet: Cabinet includes the official name for any body of high-ranking advisers roughly comparable to a U.S. Cabinet. Also notes the method for selection of members.
  • Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Education > Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • People > Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Agriculture > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • People > Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • People > Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a bottle of water (1.5 liter). Prices in current USD.
  • Environment > Ecological footprint: Ecological footprint per capita
    Units: Hectares per Person
  • Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g). Prices in current USD.
  • Government > Political pressure groups and leaders: Organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
  • Geography > Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita: Manufacturing, value added (current US$). Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • People > Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Geography > Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • People > Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
  • Geography > Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment: Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment". Prices in current USD.
  • Military > Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Military > War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita: Arable land (hectares per person). Arable land (hectares per person) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP: Public debt as % of GDP (CIA).

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  • Economy > Public debt: This entry records the cumulatiive total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.
  • Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices: This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
  • Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Education > Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$: Manufacturing, value added (current US$). Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Language > Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Transport > Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services: This entry is derived from Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin, which shows where production takes place in an economy. The distribution gives the percentage contribution of agriculture, industry, and services to total GDP, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete. Agriculture includes farming, fishing, and forestry. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, energy production, and construction. Services cover government activities, communications, transportation, finance, and all other private economic activities that do not produce material goods.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Economy > Exports per capita: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Media > Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 liter of regular Milk. Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release: Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat". Prices in current USD.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes: 1 Pair of Nike Shoes. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Nike Shoes". Prices in current USD.
  • Government > Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index: Rent Index is estimation of prices of renting apartments in the city compared to New York City. If Rent index is 80, Numbeo estimates that price for renting in that city is 80% of price in New York.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • Education > Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • Transport > Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen: Average prize of a dozen eggs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked about the prize of a dozen eggs. Prices in current USD.
  • Education > College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index: This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the ric
  • Religion > Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)". Prices in current USD.
  • Education > Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Military > Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Education > Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Health > Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Agriculture > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare: Cereal yield, measured as kilograms per hectare of harvested land, includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded."
  • People > Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Geography > Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Education > High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Military > Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Military > Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • Geography > Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper: Each city population by sex, city and city type.
  • Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Economy > Human Development Index: The human development index values in this table were calculated using a consistent methodology and consistent data series. They are not strictly comparable with those in earlier Human Development Reports.
  • Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people: Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people). Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
  • Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Media > Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index: Score on Global Terrorism Index. A high value indicates that a country is affected by many terrorist incidents with a strong impact in terms of fatalities, injuries and damaged property.
  • Culture > Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is calculated from three components: Perceived well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. A higher value indicates a happier population.
  • Government > Executive branch > Head of government: Head of government includes the name and title of the top administrative leader who is designated to manage the day-to-day activities of the government. For example, in the UK, the monarch is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of government. In the US, the president is both the chief of state and the head of government.
  • Geography > Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Labor > Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
  • Energy > Oil > Consumption: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Education > College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Media > Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • People > Total fertility rate: The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their child-bearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of White Rice. Prices in current USD.
  • Government > Executive branch > Chief of state: The name and title of any person or role roughly equivalent to a U.S. Chief of State. This means the titular leader of the country who represents the state at official and ceremonial functions but may not be involved with the day-to-day activities of the government
  • Government > Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller.
  • Government > Capital city > Name: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts: Same-sex sexual activity.

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  • Government > International organization participation: This entry lists in alphabetical order by abbreviation those international organizations in which the subject country is a member or participates in some other way.
  • People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population: Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. For example, 0.7 means there are 7 dependents for every 10 working-age people.
  • Crime > Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Weather > Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded: Temperature.

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  • Media > Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Religion > Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Geography > Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • People > Age structure > 0-14 years: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Military > Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Transport > Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Geography > Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Language > Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio: Purchasing power parity conversion factor is the number of units of a country's currency required to buy the same amount of goods and services in the domestic market as a U.S. dollar would buy in the United States. Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar). The ratio of the PPP conversion factor to the official exchange rate (also referred to as the national price level) makes it possible to compare the cost of the bundle of goods that make up gross domestic product (GDP) across countries. It tells how many dollars are needed to buy a dollar's worth of goods in the country as compared to the United States.
  • People > Gender > Male population: Total male population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total: Number of people aged 60 and older.
  • Industry > Gross value added by construction: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • Economy > Fiscal year: The beginning and ending months for a country's accounting period of 12 months, which often is the calendar year but which may begin in any month. All yearly references are for the calendar year (CY) unless indicated as a noncalendar fiscal year (FY).
  • Background > Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
  • People > Age structure > 65 years and over: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest."
  • Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry: The gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods produced by the industrial sector within a nation in a given year. GDP dollar estimates in the Factbook are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations. See the CIA World Factbook for more information.
  • Geography > Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Economy > Currency > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average: Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average). Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar).
  • Crime > Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita: Patent applications are applications filed with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention--a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$: Agriculture, value added (current US$), including forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources.
  • People > Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • Economy > Inequality > GINI index: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality."
  • Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares: Cultivable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded."
  • Media > Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • Economy > Imports per capita: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Transport > Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
  • Economy > Gross National Income per capita: GNI, Atlas method (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Military > Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Education > Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Labor > Labor force, total: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Agriculture > Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate: Highest marginal tax rate (individual rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of individuals.
  • Health > Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent: 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)". Prices in current USD.
  • People > Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant adults out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant adult is an adult aged 65 and older.
  • Geography > Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Economy > Technology index: The technology index denotes the country's technological readiness. This index is created with such indicators as companies spending on R&D, the creativity of its scientific community, personal computer and internet penetration rates.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita: Net per capita agricultural production, expressed in International Dollars. Net means after deduction of feed and seed. International Dollars are calculated using the Geary-Khamis formula, which is designed to neutralize irrelevant exchange rate movements (more information on http://faostat3.fao.org/faostat-gateway/go/to/mes/glossary/*/E)
  • Transport > Motor vehicles: Motor vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Military > Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Agriculture > Products: Major agricultural crops and products
  • Media > Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users (per 100 people). Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal: Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Development > Human Development Index: Human Development Index trends, 1980-2012.
  • Education > Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • People > Physicians density: This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. The World Health Organization estimates that fewer than 2.3 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 1,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless). Prices in current USD.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Military > Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP per thousand people: This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Energy > Electricity > Installed generating capacity per thousand people: This entry is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total: Number of people 65 years old and older.
  • Education > College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Economy > Exports > Commodities: This entry provides a listing of the highest-valued exported products; it sometimes includes the percent of total dollar value.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter: Pump price for gasoline (US$ per liter). Fuel prices refer to the pump prices of the most widely sold grade of gasoline. Prices have been converted from the local currency to U.S. dollars.
  • Agriculture > Produce > Crop > Production index: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Crime > Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index: Groceries Index is an estimation of grocery prices in a given location compared to New York City. To calculate this section, Numbeo uses the "Markets" section of each city.
  • Geography > Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest quintile to poorest quintile ratio: The ratio of average income of the richest 20% of the population to the average income of the poorest 20% of the population.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of apples. Prices in current USD.
  • Energy > Electricity > Production: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Government > Country name > Conventional long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Media > Personal computers per 1000: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total: Number of people aged 80 years and older.
  • People > Cities > Urban population: Total population living in urban areas. The defition of an urban area differs for each country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Geography > Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant: Percentage of population who says religion is not important in their daily lives. The survey was carried out within the Gallup Poll.
  • Transport > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Industry > Manufacturing growth: Annual growth rate for manufacturing value added based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3."
  • Culture > World Heritage Sites: Cultural sites.

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  • Geography > Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Economy > Imports: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  • People > Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.
  • Media > Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Health > Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • People > Sex ratio > Total population: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 5-14.
  • Health > Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • Industry > Growth: Annual growth rate for industrial value added based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3."
  • Government > Executive branch > Elections: Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election
  • Health > Infant mortality rate: The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country
  • Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Economy > Budget > Expenditures: Expenditures calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • People > Sex ratio > At birth: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Environment > Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$: Adjusted net national income (constant 2000 US$). Adjusted net national income is GNI minus consumption of fixed capital and natural resources depletion.
  • Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Energy > Crude oil > Production: This entry is the total amount of crude oil produced, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Economy > GINI index: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.
  • Media > Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people: Daily newspapers refer to those published at least four times a week and calculated as average circulation (or copies printed) per 1,000 people."
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index: Restaurants Index is a comparison of prices of meals and drinks in restaurants and bars compared to NYC.
  • Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita: This entry gives the dollar value for the stock of all financial assets that are available to the central monetary authority for use in meeting a country's balance of payments needs as of the end-date of the period specified. This category includes not only foreign currency and gold, but also a country's holdings of Special Drawing Rights in the International Monetary Fund, and its reserve position in the Fund. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Economy > Debt > Net foreign assets > Current LCU: Net foreign assets (current LCU). Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities. Data are in current local currency.
  • Economy > Tourist arrivals: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival."
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Transport > Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Industry > Industry, value added > Current US$: Industry, value added (current US$). Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of potatoes. Prices in current USD.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 80 and older.
  • Education > Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Economy > Inbound tourism income > Current US$: International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Environment > CO2 Emissions per 1000: CO2: Total Emissions (excluding land-use) Units: thousand metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Media > Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people: Fixed lines are telephone mainlines connecting a customer's equipment to the public switched telephone network. Mobile phone subscribers refer to users of portable telephones subscribing to an automatic public mobile telephone service using cellular technology that provides access to the public switched telephone network.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption by households per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Industry > Gross value added by construction per capita: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Religion > Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population: Muslim percentage (%) of total population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Geography > Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Transport > Gross value added by transport, storage and communication: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Labor > GNI > Current US$: GNI (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Military > Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Media > Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Economy > GDP per person: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Education > Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education > Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2: Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course". Prices in current USD.
  • Culture > Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year: This list compares the average annual consumption of cigarettes per adult in countries around the world. Ten european countries top the list, all located at the East of the continent, with the exception of Greece. Developed asian countries like China, South Korea and Japan also register high cigarette consumption, while Africa hosts the countries with less consumption.
  • Environment > Proportion of land area under protection: Terrestrial areas protected to total surface area, percentage.
  • Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Economy > Exports > Main exports: Country main exports.
  • Geography > Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Labor > Employment rate > Adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Industry > Manufacturing > Value added > Constant 2000 US$: Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are expressed constant 2000 U.S. dollars.
  • Government > Flag description: A written flag description produced from actual flags or the best information available at the time the entry was written. The flags of independent states are used by their dependencies unless there is an officially recognized local flag. Some disputed and other areas do not have flags.
  • Religion > Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent: Protestant.

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  • Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Geography > Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Economy > Debt > External: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Gross domestic savings > Current US$ per capita: Gross domestic savings are calculated as GDP less final consumption expenditure (total consumption). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education > Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Media > Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education > College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • Language > Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
  • Economy > Debt > External > Per capita: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Services: The gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final services produced within a nation in a given year. GDP dollar estimates in the Factbook are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations. See the CIA World Factbook for more information.
  • Media > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Energy > Electricity > Production > Per capita: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Geography > Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Agriculture > Pesticide use: Average pesticide use (kg per ha of cropland 2000). Pesticide use, kilograms per hectare, is calculated by WRI by dividing the total pesticide consumption, measured in kilograms of active ingredients, by the total hectares of arable and permanent cropland
STAT Malawi Norway HISTORY
Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax $1,098.99
Ranked 1st.
$4,215.43
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than Malawi
Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 0.7
Ranked 155th.
31.3
Ranked 11th. 45 times more than Malawi
Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate 5,039
Ranked 22nd. 174 times more than Norway
29
Ranked 76th.

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 356.41
Ranked 13th. 60 times more than Norway
5.93
Ranked 84th.

Economy > GDP $4.26 billion
Ranked 141st.
$499.67 billion
Ranked 23th. 117 times more than Malawi

Economy > GDP per capita $268.05
Ranked 176th.
$99,557.73
Ranked 2nd. 371 times more than Malawi

Economy > Gross National Income $1.71 billion
Ranked 119th.
$161.00 billion
Ranked 25th. 94 times more than Malawi
Geography > Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Pennsylvania slightly larger than New Mexico
Geography > Land area > Square miles 45,747 square miles
Ranked 51st.
125,004 square miles
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than Malawi
Government > Government type multiparty democracy constitutional monarchy
Government > Legal system mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Appeal mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; Supreme Court can advise on legislative acts
Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 2.28%
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than Norway
1.94%
Ranked 44th.

Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th.
3.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 22nd. 155 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 23.44%
Ranked 4th. 48% more than Norway
15.88%
Ranked 86th.

People > Population 16.78 million
Ranked 65th. 4 times more than Norway
4.72 million
Ranked 120th.

Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > - -7.9% of GDP
Ranked 161st.
14% of GDP
Ranked 5th.

Geography > Climate sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November) temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast
Geography > Area > Land 94,080 sq km
Ranked 107th.
307,442 sq km
Ranked 66th. 3 times more than Malawi

Government > Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly modified unicameral Parliament or Storting
Geography > Geographic coordinates 13 30 S, 34 00 E 62 00 N, 10 00 E
Religion > Religions Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3% Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1%
People > Population > Population growth, past and future 0.942
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Norway
0.095
Ranked 56th.

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro $2.19
Ranked 2nd.
$15.17
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Malawi
Environment > Marine fish catch 0.0
Ranked 133th.
2.55 million tons
Ranked 8th.
Health > Human height > Average female height 1.550 m (5 ft 1 in) 1.670 m (5 ft 5 ⁄ 2 in)
People > Ethnic groups Chewa 32.6%, Lomwe 17.6%, Yao 13.5%, Ngoni 11.5%, Tumbuka 8.8%, Nyanja 5.8%, Sena 3.6%, Tonga 2.1%, Ngonde 1%, other 3.5% Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)
Government > Suffrage 18 years of age; universal 18 years of age; universal
Geography > Area > Total 118,484 sq km
Ranked 101st.
323,802 sq km
Ranked 69th. 3 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 15.25%
Ranked 6th. 40% more than Norway
10.86%
Ranked 97th.

Government > Constitution 18 May 1994 drafted spring 1814, adopted 16 May 1814, signed by Constituent Assembly 17 May 1814; amended many times, last in 2012
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares 2.45 million hectares
Ranked 75th. 3 times more than Norway
859,000 hectares
Ranked 52nd.

Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage MK 317 ($1.02) per day. None; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments.
Government > Judicial branch Supreme Court of Appeal; High Court (chief justice appointed by the president, puisne judges appointed on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission); magistrate's courts Supreme Court or Hoyesterett (justices appointed by the monarch)
Education > Children out of school, primary 62,649
Ranked 52nd. 20 times more than Norway
3,100
Ranked 90th.

Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 8
Ranked 171st.
584
Ranked 18th. 73 times more than Malawi
Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita $899.85
Ranked 172nd.
$56,532.16
Ranked 4th. 63 times more than Malawi

Geography > Land area > Sq. km 94,080 sq km
Ranked 103th.
304,280 sq km
Ranked 66th. 3 times more than Malawi

People > Birth rate 39.98 births/1,000 population
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than Norway
10.8 births/1,000 population
Ranked 177th.

People > Population growth 0.942%
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Norway
0.095%
Ranked 56th.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 74.09
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Norway
16.81
Ranked 112th.

Economy > Budget > Revenues $1.03 billion
Ranked 158th.
$285.70 billion
Ranked 15th. 277 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Median age 32.76 years
Ranked 191st.
45.97 years
Ranked 99th. 40% more than Malawi

Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP $800.00
Ranked 180th.
$54,400.00
Ranked 4th. 68 times more than Malawi

Industry > Manufacturing output 372.98 million
Ranked 100th.
60.06 billion
Ranked 22nd. 161 times more than Malawi

Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,992
Ranked 26th. 2% more than Norway
1,948
Ranked 25th.

Government > Political parties and leaders Alliance for Democracy or AFORD [Godfrey SHAWA]<br />Democratic Progressive Party or DPP [Peter MUTHARIKA]<br />Malawi Congress Party or MCP [John TEMBO]<br />Malawi Democratic Party or MDP [Kampelo KALUA]<br />Malawi Forum for Unity and Development or MAFUNDE [George MNESA]<br />New Labour Party or NLP [Friday JUMBE]<br />New Republican Party [Gwanda CHAKUWAMBA]<br />People's Party or PP [Joyce BANDA]<br />People's Progressive Movement or PPM [Mark Katsonga PHIRI]<br />People's Transformation Movement or PETRA [Kamuzu CHIBAMBO]<br />United Democratic Front or UDF [Atupele MULUZI] Center Party or Sp [Liv Signe NAVARSETE]<br />Christian Democratic Party or KrF [Knut Arild HAREIDE]<br />Conservative Party or H [Erna SOLBERG]<br />Labor Party or Ap [Jens STOLTENBERG]<br />Liberal Party or V [Trine SKEI-GRANDE]<br />Progress Party or FrP [Siv JENSEN]<br />Socialist Left Party or SV [Audun LYSBAKKEN]
Health > Human height > Average male height 1.660 m (5 ft 5 &#8260; 2 in) 1.803 m (5 ft 11 in)
Economy > Economy > Overview Landlocked Malawi ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries. The economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Agriculture, which has benefited from fertilizer subsidies since 2006, accounts for one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues. The performance of the tobacco sector is key to short-term growth as tobacco accounts for more than half of exports. The economy depends on substantial inflows of economic assistance from the IMF, the World Bank, and individual donor nations. In 2006, Malawi was approved for relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) program. In December 2007, the US granted Malawi eligibility status to receive financial support within the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) initiative. The government faces many challenges including developing a market economy, improving educational facilities, facing up to environmental problems, dealing with the rapidly growing problem of HIV/AIDS, and satisfying foreign donors that fiscal discipline is being tightened. Since 2005 President BANDA'S government has exhibited improved financial discipline under the guidance of Finance Minister Goodall GONDWE and signed a three year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility worth $56 million with the IMF. The government has announced infrastructure projects that could yield improvements, such as a new oil pipeline for better fuel access, and the potential for a waterway link through Mozambican rivers to the ocean for better transportation options. Since 2009, however, Malawi has experienced some setbacks, including a general shortage of foreign exchange, which has damaged its ability to pay for imports, and fuel shortages that hinder transportation and productivity. Investment fell 23% in 2009, and continued to decline in 2010. The government has failed to address barriers to investment such as unreliable power, water shortages, poor telecommunications infrastructure, and the high costs of services. Donors, who provided an average of 36% of government revenue in the past five years, suspended general budget support for Malawi in 2011 due to a negative IMF review and governance issues. The Norwegian economy is a prosperous mixed economy, with a vibrant private sector, a large state sector, and an extensive social safety net. The government controls key areas, such as the vital petroleum sector, through extensive regulation and large-scale state-majority-owned enterprises. The country is richly endowed with natural resources - petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals - and is highly dependent on the petroleum sector, which accounts for the largest portion of export revenue and about 20% of government revenue. Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter; and seventh largest oil exporter, making one of its largest offshore oil finds in 2011. Norway opted to stay out of the EU during a referendum in November 1994; nonetheless, as a member of the European Economic Area, it contributes sizably to the EU budget. In anticipation of eventual declines in oil and gas production, Norway saves state revenue from the petroleum sector in the world's second largest sovereign wealth fund, valued at over $700 billion in January 2013 and uses the fund''s return to help finance public expenses. After solid GDP growth in 2004-07, the economy slowed in 2008, and contracted in 2009, before returning to positive growth in 2010-12, however, the government budget is set to remain in surplus.
Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people 356.41
Ranked 13th. 60 times more than Norway
5.93
Ranked 84th.

Economy > Exports $1.22 billion
Ranked 143th.
$166.00 billion
Ranked 29th. 136 times more than Malawi

Crime > Violent crime > Murders 5,039
Ranked 22nd. 174 times more than Norway
29
Ranked 76th.

Government > Executive branch > Cabinet 36 m State Council appointed by the monarch with the approval of parliament
Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 1.34 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th.
3.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 42nd. 3 times more than Malawi

Education > Compulsary education duration 8
Ranked 148th.
11
Ranked 44th. 38% more than Malawi

People > Gender > Female population 42.47 million
Ranked 29th. 11 times more than Norway
3.8 million
Ranked 108th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 19.92 million
Ranked 24th. 16 times more than Norway
1.21 million
Ranked 108th.

Economy > GDP > Per capita $906.65 per capita
Ranked 110th.
$53,285.21 per capita
Ranked 4th. 59 times more than Malawi

Agriculture > Rural population 69,908
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than Norway
17,269
Ranked 164th.

People > Mother's mean age at first birth 18.9
Ranked 39th.
28.4
Ranked 3rd. 50% more than Malawi
Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita 115.56 kWh per capita
Ranked 125th.
27,731.98 kWh per capita
Ranked 1st. 240 times more than Malawi

People > Death rate 12.54 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 26th. 36% more than Norway
9.21 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 61st.

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle $1.03
Ranked 1st.
$3.42
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Malawi
Environment > Ecological footprint 0.87
Ranked 126th.
4.8
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Malawi

Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,181
Ranked 73th.
1,414
Ranked 62nd. 20% more than Malawi
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white $0.79
Ranked 2nd.
$3.96
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Malawi
Government > Political pressure groups and leaders Council for NGOs in Malawi or CONGOMA (human rights, democracy, and development)<br />Human Rights Consultative Committee or HRCC (human rights)<br />Malawi Economic Justice Network or MEJN (pro economic growth, development, government accountability)<br />Malawi Law Society (an umbrella organization of all lawyers in Malawi)<br />Public Affairs Committee or PAC (promotes democracy, development, peace and unity) Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (Naeringslivets Hovedorganisasjon) or NHO [President Kristin SKOGEN LUND; CEO John Gordon BERNANDER]<br />Norwegian Association of the Disabled<br />Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisasjonen i Norge) or LO [Roar FLATHEN]<br /><br /><strong>other:</strong> environmental groups; media; digital privacy movements
Geography > Natural resources limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower
Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita $39.43
Ranked 112th.
$6,983.22
Ranked 8th. 177 times more than Malawi

Energy > Electricity > Consumption 1.83 billion kWh
Ranked 98th.
120.9 billion kWh
Ranked 16th. 66 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 55.63%
Ranked 170th.
80.14%
Ranked 71st. 44% more than Malawi

Geography > Surface area > Sq. km 118,480 km²
Ranked 98th.
323,800 km²
Ranked 67th. 3 times more than Malawi

People > Population growth rate 2.74%
Ranked 20th. 8 times more than Norway
0.33%
Ranked 166th.

Geography > Area > Land > Per capita 6.75 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 151st.
66.19 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 10 times more than Malawi

Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 77.26 per 1,000 people
Ranked 149th.
1,121.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th. 15 times more than Malawi

Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km 55,800 sq. km
Ranked 85th. 6 times more than Norway
9,980 sq. km
Ranked 143th.

Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000 4.3
Ranked 63th. 7 times more than Norway
0.626
Ranked 97th.

Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 54.14
Ranked 180th.
81.3
Ranked 15th. 50% more than Malawi

Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people 42.33
Ranked 184th.
946.9
Ranked 2nd. 22 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment $121.49
Ranked 2nd.
$308.82
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Malawi
Military > Personnel > Per capita 0.543 per 1,000 people
Ranked 157th.
10.17 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th. 19 times more than Malawi

Military > War deaths 0.0
Ranked 175th.
0.0
Ranked 176th.

Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.233
Ranked 62nd. 41% more than Norway
0.165
Ranked 88th.

Agriculture > Agricultural growth 137
Ranked 19th. 41% more than Norway
97
Ranked 160th.

Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP 47.1 CIA
Ranked 73th. 55% more than Norway
30.3 CIA
Ranked 112th.
Media > Internet users 716,400
Ranked 107th.
4.43 million
Ranked 23th. 6 times more than Malawi

Economy > Public debt 62.7% of GDP
Ranked 41st. 2 times more than Norway
29.1% of GDP
Ranked 116th.

Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices 21.4%
Ranked 7th. 31 times more than Norway
0.7%
Ranked 191st.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 41.52
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Norway
7.54
Ranked 76th.

Education > Average years of schooling of adults 3.2
Ranked 81st.
11.8
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Malawi
Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ $609.48 million
Ranked 87th.
$34.14 billion
Ranked 32nd. 56 times more than Malawi

Language > Languages Chichewa 57.2% (official), Chinyanja 12.8%, Chiyao 10.1%, Chitumbuka 9.5%, Chisena 2.7%, Chilomwe 2.4%, Chitonga 1.7%, other 3.6% Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities; note - Sami is official in six municipalities
Transport > Road network length > Km
Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services 51.8%
Ranked 125th.
56.3%
Ranked 107th. 9% more than Malawi
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 12.96 million
Ranked 25th. 16 times more than Norway
826,369
Ranked 108th.

Economy > Exports per capita $76.95
Ranked 175th.
$33,075.18
Ranked 7th. 430 times more than Malawi

Media > Personal computers > Per capita 1.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th.
572.74 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 294 times more than Malawi

Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,181
Ranked 76th.
1,414
Ranked 64th. 20% more than Malawi

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre $1.49
Ranked 2nd.
$2.40
Ranked 11th. 61% more than Malawi
Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release $7.25
Ranked 1st.
$18.14
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Malawi
People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 16.82%
Ranked 187th.
34.12%
Ranked 89th. 2 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes $108.40
Ranked 2nd.
$157.28
Ranked 3rd. 45% more than Malawi
Government > Administrative divisions 28 districts; Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Chitipa, Dedza, Dowa, Karonga, Kasungu, Likoma, Lilongwe, Machinga, Mangochi, Mchinji, Mulanje, Mwanza, Mzimba, Neno, Ntcheu, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Nsanje, Ntchisi, Phalombe, Rumphi, Salima, Thyolo, Zomba 19 counties (fylker, singular - fylke); Akershus, Aust-Agder, Buskerud, Finnmark, Hedmark, Hordaland, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Nord-Trondelag, Oppland, Oslo, Ostfold, Rogaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Sor-Trondelag, Telemark, Troms, Vest-Agder, Vestfold
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index 11.7
Ranked 2nd.
62.73
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than Malawi
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 54.61 million
Ranked 26th. 13 times more than Norway
4.22 million
Ranked 109th.

Education > Literacy > Total population 62.7%
Ranked 131st.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 59% more than Malawi
People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 6.67 million
Ranked 23th. 17 times more than Norway
397,367
Ranked 108th.

Transport > Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 16
Ranked 61st.
28.7
Ranked 29th. 79% more than Malawi

People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate 4.3%
Ranked 168th.
10%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen $2.51
Ranked 2nd.
$5.11
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Malawi
Education > College and university > Gender parity index 0.649
Ranked 74th.
1.63
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre $597.01
Ranked 2nd.
$2,859.22
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than Malawi
Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index 39
Ranked 4th. 56% more than Norway
25
Ranked 15th.

Religion > Religions > All Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3% (1998 census) Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)
Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar $45,000.00
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Norway
$44,514.79
Ranked 9th.
Education > Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 135th.
7
Ranked 21st. 17% more than Malawi

Military > Global Peace Index 1.98
Ranked 89th. 46% more than Norway
1.36
Ranked 23th.

Education > Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 155th. The same as Norway
6
Ranked 156th.

Health > Births and maternity > Future births 1,371.04
Ranked 23th. 17 times more than Norway
79.55
Ranked 108th.

Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita 0.468 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 160th.
48.51 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 12th. 104 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 59.74%
Ranked 22nd. 19% more than Norway
49.99%
Ranked 120th.

Education > Children out of school, primary, female 39,276
Ranked 40th. 29 times more than Norway
1,354
Ranked 83th.

Agriculture > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 1,598.6
Ranked 116th.
3,545.2
Ranked 59th. 2 times more than Malawi

People > Population in 2015 15,998 thousand
Ranked 65th. 3 times more than Norway
4,841 thousand
Ranked 116th.
Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 29
Ranked 11th.
30.1
Ranked 20th. 4% more than Malawi

Geography > Terrain narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north
Education > High school enrolment rate 76.8
Ranked 78th.
99.95
Ranked 4th. 30% more than Malawi

Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population 51.7 years
Ranked 205th.
80.2 years
Ranked 24th. 55% more than Malawi

Military > Paramilitary personnel 1,500
Ranked 96th.
0.0
Ranked 141st.
Military > Service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary military service; standard obligation is 2 years of active duty and 5 years of reserve service 18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women; 12-month service obligation, in practice shortened to 8 to 9 months; although all males between ages of 18 and 44 are liable for service, in practice they are seldom called to duty after age 30; reserve obligation to age 35-60; 16 years of age for volunteers to the Home Guard, who serve 6-month duty tours
Geography > Location Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden
People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 1.33 million
Ranked 29th. 14% more than Norway
1.17 million
Ranked 34th.

Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.35%
Ranked 14th.
6.87%
Ranked 15th. 28% more than Malawi

Labor > Labor force > By occupation agriculture 90% agriculture, forestry, and fishing 4%, industry 22%, services 74%
Economy > Human Development Index 0.404
Ranked 165th.
0.963
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Malawi
Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000 3.13
Ranked 61st.
5.63
Ranked 30th. 80% more than Malawi

People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 11.98
Ranked 29th. 43% more than Norway
8.4
Ranked 82nd.

Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita 53.26 per 1,000 people
Ranked 114th.
955.98 per 1,000 people
Ranked 31st. 18 times more than Malawi

Media > Households with television 3%
Ranked 137th.
99.97%
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than Malawi

Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 42.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Norway
12.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 138th.

Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index 0.0
Ranked 150th.
5.03
Ranked 21st.
Culture > Happy Planet Index 34.5
Ranked 108th.
51.4
Ranked 29th. 49% more than Malawi

Government > Executive branch > Head of government President Joyce BANDA (since 7 April 2012); Vice President Khumbo Hastings KACHALI (since 11 April 2012) Prime Minister Erna SOLBERG (since 9 September 2013)
Geography > Coastline 0.0
Ranked 234th.
25,148 km
Ranked 8th.

Labor > Labor force 5.75 million
Ranked 57th. 2 times more than Norway
2.59 million
Ranked 89th.

Environment > Current issues deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations water pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions
Energy > Oil > Consumption 8,000 bbl/day
Ranked 146th.
204,100 bbl/day
Ranked 51st. 26 times more than Malawi

Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 54.23
Ranked 183th.
83.6
Ranked 20th. 54% more than Malawi

Education > College and university > Share of total education spending 26.63%
Ranked 14th.
29.63%
Ranked 12th. 11% more than Malawi

Health > Life expectancy > Men 55 years
Ranked 66th.
79 years
Ranked 13th. 44% more than Malawi
Media > Television > List of TV stations <p>Television Malawi (TVM) - state-run</p> <p>NRK - public broadcaster, operates NRK-1, NRK-2, NRK-3 and NRK Super</p> </p>TV2 - national, commercial; NRK&#039;s main competitor</p> </p>TV3 Norge - commercial, via satellite</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17745325">Full Article</a>
People > Total fertility rate 5.26 children born/woman
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Norway
1.77 children born/woman
Ranked 159th.

Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 54.06
Ranked 178th.
79.1
Ranked 16th. 46% more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 12.3%
Ranked 184th.
28.61%
Ranked 85th. 2 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg $0.98
Ranked 3rd.
$3.56
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Malawi
Government > Executive branch > Chief of state President Joyce BANDA (since 7 April 2012); Vice President Khumbo Hastings KACHALI (since 11 April 2012) King HARALD V (since 17 January 1991); Heir Apparent Crown Prince HAAKON MAGNUS, son of the monarch (born 20 July 1973)
Government > Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address P. O. Box 30016, Lilongwe 3, Malawi PSC 69, Box 1000, APO AE 09707
Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 27.83
Ranked 188th.
115.55
Ranked 71st. 4 times more than Malawi

Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity $14.11 billion
Ranked 137th.
$274.10 billion
Ranked 45th. 19 times more than Malawi

Government > Capital city > Name Lilongwe Oslo
Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates 13 59 S, 33 47 E 59 55 N, 10 45 E
Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Illegal (Penalty: Up to 14 years imprisonment and/or whippings) Legal since 1972 UN decl. sign.
Government > International organization participation ACP, AfDB, AU, C, CD, COMESA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MINURSO, MONUSCO, NAM, OPCW, SADC, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), Arctic Council, Australia Group, BIS, CBSS, CD, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, EFTA, EITI (implementing country), ESA, FAO, FATF, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD (partners), IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MONUSCO, NATO, NC, NEA, NIB, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, Schengen Convention, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNMISS, UNRWA, UNTSO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC
People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 1.01
Ranked 6th. 91% more than Norway
0.53
Ranked 106th.

Crime > Prisoners 8,566 prisoners
Ranked 75th. 3 times more than Norway
2,914 prisoners
Ranked 114th.
Weather > Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded 45 \u00b0C (113 \u00b0F) 35.6 \u00b0C (96.1 \u00b0F)
Media > Internet > Users per 1000 10.17
Ranked 137th.
806.94
Ranked 4th. 79 times more than Malawi

Religion > Major religion(s) Christianity, Islam Christianity
Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male 28.2%
Ranked 150th.
82.2%
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Malawi
Geography > Area > Water 24,404 sq km
Ranked 23th. 25% more than Norway
19,520 sq km
Ranked 30th.

People > Age structure > 0-14 years 44.7%
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than Norway
17.5%
Ranked 174th.

Military > Military service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary military service; standard obligation is 2 years of active duty and 5 years reserve service 19-35 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women; 1-year service obligation followed by 4-5 refresher training periods through ages 35-60, totalling 18 months
Media > Broadcast media radio is the main broadcast medium; state-run radio has the widest geographic broadcasting reach, but about a dozen privately owned radio stations broadcast in major urban areas; the single TV network is government-owned; relays of multiple international broadcasters are available -
Transport > Airports 32
Ranked 113th.
95
Ranked 61st. 3 times more than Malawi

Geography > Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Pennsylvania slightly larger than New Mexico
Language > Major language(s) English, Chichewa (both official) Norwegian
Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio 0.24
Ranked 137th.
1.54
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Malawi

People > Gender > Male population 42.52 million
Ranked 28th. 11 times more than Norway
3.81 million
Ranked 109th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 14.29 million
Ranked 47th. 6 times more than Norway
2.6 million
Ranked 107th.

Industry > Gross value added by construction 160.3 million
Ranked 166th.
26.23 billion
Ranked 25th. 164 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 64.26%
Ranked 27th. 16% more than Norway
55.51%
Ranked 126th.

Economy > Fiscal year 1 calendar year
Background > Overview <p>Malawi, a largely agricultural country, is making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment and the more recent impact of a growing HIV-Aids problem. </p> <p>For the first 30 years of independence it was run by the authoritarian and quixotic President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, but democratic institutions have taken a firm hold since he relinquished power in the mid-1990s.</p> <p>After President Banda lost the first democratic presidential election in 1994 his successor, Bakili Muluzi, established a far more open form of government. Corruption, poverty and the high rate of HIV-Aids continued to hamper development and fostered discontent with the new authorities.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13864367">Full Article</a> <p>Europe&#039;s northernmost country, the Kingdom of Norway is famed for its mountains and spectacular fjord coastline, as well as its history as a seafaring power.</p> <p>It also enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world, in large part due to the discovery in the late 1960s of offshore oil and gas deposits.</p> <p>Norway&#039;s annual oil revenue amounts to around $40bn (£21bn), and more than half of its exports come from this sector. To counter inflation, spending of oil revenue was restricted.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17743896">Full Article</a>
People > Age structure > 65 years and over 2.7%
Ranked 210th.
16.8%
Ranked 32nd. 6 times more than Malawi

Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry 16.9%
Ranked 174th.
41.5%
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than Malawi

Geography > Population density > People per sq. km 136.95 people/m²
Ranked 64th. 9 times more than Norway
15.19 people/m²
Ranked 170th.

Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek 48 hours
Ranked 46th. 28% more than Norway
37.5 hours
Ranked 180th.
Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 0.0753
Ranked 179th.
364.54
Ranked 8th. 4844 times more than Malawi

Economy > Currency > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average $249.11
Ranked 40th. 43 times more than Norway
$5.82
Ranked 104th.

Crime > Murders > WHO 18
Ranked 29th. 23 times more than Norway
0.8
Ranked 172nd.
Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita 0.261 per 1 million people
Ranked 80th.
282.96 per 1 million people
Ranked 10th. 1084 times more than Malawi

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $1.54 billion
Ranked 77th.
$5.98 billion
Ranked 49th. 4 times more than Malawi

People > Nationality > Noun Malawian(s) Norwegian(s)
Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 140
Ranked 68th. The same as Norway
140
Ranked 69th.
Economy > Inequality > GINI index 39.02
Ranked 13th. 51% more than Norway
25.79
Ranked 40th.
Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares 3 million
Ranked 63th. 4 times more than Norway
854,000
Ranked 107th.

Media > Radio > List of radio stations <p>Malawi Broadcasting Corporation - state-run, operates national Radio One, Radio Two</p> </p>Capital FM - private</p> </p>MIJ FM - operated by Malawi Institute of Journalism</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13864370">Full Article</a> <p>NRK - public broadcaster, operates three national stations and local services</p> </p>P4 - national, commercial</p> </p>Radio Norge - national, commercial, music</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17745325">Full Article</a>
Economy > Imports per capita $135.23
Ranked 182nd.
$17,743.04
Ranked 10th. 131 times more than Malawi

Transport > Waterways 700 km
Ranked 42nd.
1,577 km
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than Malawi

Economy > Gross National Income per capita $146.80
Ranked 156th.
$35,668.78
Ranked 3rd. 243 times more than Malawi
Military > Armed forces personnel 5,000
Ranked 131st.
27,000
Ranked 87th. 5 times more than Malawi
Education > Literacy > Female 49.8%
Ranked 129th.
100%
Ranked 1st. Twice as much as Malawi
Labor > Labor force, total 7.2 million
Ranked 63th. 3 times more than Norway
2.67 million
Ranked 110th.

Agriculture > Farm workers 4.92 million
Ranked 29th. 53 times more than Norway
92,000
Ranked 138th.

Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate 38%
Ranked 7th.
40%
Ranked 24th. 5% more than Malawi

Health > Infant mortality rate > Total 81.04 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 11th. 23 times more than Norway
3.52 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 203th.

Crime > United States extradition treaties > Entered into force June 24, 1935<br>April 4, 1967 March 7, 1980
Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent $50.00
Ranked 2nd.
$139.06
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Malawi
People > Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 19.14%
Ranked 182nd.
51.53%
Ranked 78th. 3 times more than Malawi

Geography > Elevation extremes > Highest point Sapitwa (Mount Mlanje) 3,002 m Galdhopiggen 2,469 m
Economy > Technology index 2.74
Ranked 94th.
5.17
Ranked 9th. 89% more than Malawi
Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita 115 Int. $
Ranked 39th. 25% more than Norway
92 Int. $
Ranked 142nd.

Transport > Motor vehicles 0.0
Ranked 15th.
494 motor vehicles per 100 p
Ranked 9th.
Military > Military expenditures 0.8% of GDP
Ranked 59th.
1.9% of GDP
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than Malawi
Agriculture > Products tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts; cattle, goats barley, wheat, potatoes; pork, beef, veal, milk; fish
Media > Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 4.35
Ranked 180th.
95
Ranked 2nd. 22 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal $8.75
Ranked 1st.
$15.66
Ranked 2nd. 79% more than Malawi
Economy > Development > Human Development Index 0.418
Ranked 168th.
0.955
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Malawi

Education > Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 2.86
Ranked 55th. 10 times more than Norway
0.273
Ranked 90th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 7.85%
Ranked 4th. 50% more than Norway
5.22%
Ranked 87th.

People > Physicians density 0.02 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 55th.
4.08 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 4th. 204 times more than Malawi
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless $6.22
Ranked 2nd.
$18.57
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Malawi
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000 200.18 hectares
Ranked 81st. 8% more than Norway
185.8 hectares
Ranked 34th.

Military > Military branches Malawi Defense Forces (MDF): Army (includes Air Wing, Marine Unit) Norwegian Army (Haeren), Royal Norwegian Navy (Kongelige Norske Sjoeforsvaret, RNoN; includes Coastal Rangers and Coast Guard (Kystvakt)), Royal Norwegian Air Force (Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret, RNoAF), Home Guard (Heimevernet, HV)
Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP per thousand people $0.05
Ranked 166th.
$10.84
Ranked 38th. 216 times more than Malawi

Energy > Electricity > Installed generating capacity per thousand people 19.12 kW
Ranked 169th.
6,172.72 kW
Ranked 2nd. 323 times more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 10.45 million
Ranked 51st. 5 times more than Norway
2.18 million
Ranked 106th.

Education > College and university > Gender ratio 50.59
Ranked 92nd.
161.83
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than Malawi

Economy > Exports > Commodities tobacco 53%, tea, sugar, cotton, coffee, peanuts, wood products, apparel petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish
Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita 114.63 kWh
Ranked 117th.
27,012.22 kWh
Ranked 1st. 236 times more than Malawi

Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter $1.93
Ranked 25th.
$2.53
Ranked 2nd. 31% more than Malawi

Agriculture > Produce > Crop > Production index 91.8%
Ranked 164th.
108.5%
Ranked 79th. 18% more than Malawi

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 50.77 million
Ranked 26th. 13 times more than Norway
3.8 million
Ranked 108th.

Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing 583.44 million
Ranked 144th.
34.23 billion
Ranked 39th. 59 times more than Malawi

Crime > Prisoners > Per capita 70 per 100,000 people
Ranked 115th. 9% more than Norway
64 per 100,000 people
Ranked 119th.
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index 56.07
Ranked 1st.
139.29
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Malawi
Geography > Total area > Sq. km 118,480
Ranked 95th.
323,800
Ranked 65th. 3 times more than Malawi

Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture 90%
Ranked 1st. 31 times more than Norway
2.9%
Ranked 20th.

Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership 241,115
Ranked 17th. 51 times more than Norway
4,697
Ranked 101st.
Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest quintile to poorest quintile ratio 6.7
Ranked 6th. 72% more than Norway
3.9
Ranked 20th.
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre $417.91
Ranked 2nd.
$1,582.90
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Malawi
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg $2.41
Ranked 2nd.
$3.72
Ranked 18th. 54% more than Malawi
Energy > Electricity > Production 1.97 billion kWh
Ranked 92nd.
125.2 billion kWh
Ranked 23th. 63 times more than Malawi

Government > Country name > Conventional long form Republic of Malawi Kingdom of Norway
Media > Personal computers per 1000 1.94
Ranked 57th.
572.75
Ranked 14th. 295 times more than Malawi

Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita 2.53 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 72nd.
20.36 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 11th. 8 times more than Malawi
People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Total 2.27 million
Ranked 59th. 2 times more than Norway
966,120
Ranked 96th.

People > Cities > Urban population 30,092
Ranked 214th.
82,731
Ranked 60th. 3 times more than Malawi

Geography > Land use > Arable land 30.38%
Ranked 26th. 12 times more than Norway
2.52%
Ranked 173th.

Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 1.5%
Ranked 138th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 52 times more than Malawi
Transport > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 8.59
Ranked 127th.
571.88
Ranked 17th. 67 times more than Malawi

Industry > Manufacturing growth 5.9
Ranked 17th.
-5.79
Ranked 69th.

Culture > World Heritage Sites 1
Ranked 135th.
6
Ranked 43th. 6 times more than Malawi
Geography > Land boundaries > Border countries Mozambique 1,569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km Finland 727 km, Sweden 1,619 km, Russia 196 km
Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 3.83
Ranked 121st.
457.58
Ranked 22nd. 119 times more than Malawi

Economy > Imports $2.15 billion
Ranked 150th.
$89.05 billion
Ranked 35th. 41 times more than Malawi

People > Nationality > Adjective Malawian Norwegian
Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index 95.6%
Ranked 163th.
99.5%
Ranked 142nd. 4% more than Malawi

Media > Radio broadcast stations AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus one shortwave station on standby) AM 5, FM at least 650, shortwave 1
Health > Deaths > Percent deaths registered <25 90-100
People > Sex ratio > Total population 0.99 male(s)/female
Ranked 110th. 1% more than Norway
0.98 male(s)/female
Ranked 137th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 15.59%
Ranked 4th. 46% more than Norway
10.66%
Ranked 88th.

Health > Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 5.84 births per woman
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Norway
1.84 births per woman
Ranked 129th.

Industry > Growth 0.94
Ranked 47th.
-2.54
Ranked 68th.

Government > Executive branch > Elections president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 19 May 2009 (next to be held in May 2014) the monarchy is hereditary; following parliamentary elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by the monarch with the approval of the parliament
Health > Infant mortality rate 104.23
Ranked 9th. 28 times more than Norway
3.73
Ranked 174th.
Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations 6
Ranked 92nd.
23
Ranked 61st. 4 times more than Malawi
Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.3%
Ranked 68th.
1.9%
Ranked 77th. 46% more than Malawi

Economy > Budget > Expenditures $1.36 billion
Ranked 153th.
$216.50 billion
Ranked 20th. 159 times more than Malawi

People > Sex ratio > At birth 1.02 male(s)/female
Ranked 221st.
1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 141st. 3% more than Malawi

Environment > Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$ $4.00 billion
Ranked 65th.
$221.16 billion
Ranked 24th. 55 times more than Malawi
Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 72.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 6th. 157 times more than Norway
0.465 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
Energy > Crude oil > Production 200 bbl/day
Ranked 116th.
1.9 million bbl/day
Ranked 14th. 9510 times more than Malawi

Economy > GINI index 39
Ranked 10th. 51% more than Norway
25.79
Ranked 39th.
Media > Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 2.41
Ranked 79th.
516
Ranked 3rd. 214 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index 34.94
Ranked 2nd.
174.36
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Malawi
Economy > Reserves of foreign exchange and gold per capita $15.84
Ranked 136th.
$10,646.52
Ranked 3rd. 672 times more than Malawi

Economy > Debt > Net foreign assets > Current LCU 32.36 billion
Ranked 103th.
-134,187,293,535.64
Ranked 178th.

Economy > Tourist arrivals 742,000
Ranked 97th.
4.44 million
Ranked 41st. 6 times more than Malawi

Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita $116.44 per capita
Ranked 78th.
$48,898.79 per capita
Ranked 1st. 420 times more than Malawi

Transport > Rail > Railway length 797 km
Ranked 96th.
4,114 km
Ranked 40th. 5 times more than Malawi
Military > Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Industry > Industry, value added > Current US$ $986.95 million
Ranked 103th.
$149.18 billion
Ranked 21st. 151 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg $2.54
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than Norway
$2.29
Ranked 22nd.
People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 2.67%
Ranked 179th.
12.7%
Ranked 72nd. 5 times more than Malawi

Education > Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 111th. The same as Norway
3
Ranked 112th.

Economy > Inbound tourism income > Current US$ $48.00 million
Ranked 154th.
$5.56 billion
Ranked 40th. 116 times more than Malawi

Environment > CO2 Emissions per 1000 0.0639
Ranked 165th.
7.74
Ranked 33th. 121 times more than Malawi
Media > Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 41.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 132nd.
1,488.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 36 times more than Malawi

Energy > Electricity > Consumption by households per capita 24.37 kWh
Ranked 159th.
7,246.79 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 297 times more than Malawi

Industry > Gross value added by construction per capita 10.08
Ranked 196th.
5,225.9
Ranked 4th. 519 times more than Malawi

Religion > Muslim > Muslim percentage of total population 12.8%
Ranked 68th. 4 times more than Norway
3%
Ranked 101st.
Geography > Irrigated land 590 sq km
Ranked 108th.
1,180 sq km
Ranked 88th. Twice as much as Malawi

Transport > Gross value added by transport, storage and communication 296.75 million
Ranked 155th.
33.84 billion
Ranked 24th. 114 times more than Malawi

Labor > GNI > Current US$ $4.14 billion
Ranked 141st.
$509.71 billion
Ranked 22nd. 123 times more than Malawi

Military > Armed forces personnel > Total 7,000
Ranked 136th.
19,000
Ranked 103th. 3 times more than Malawi

Media > Internet > Users > Per capita 10.26 per 1,000 people
Ranked 140th.
821.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 80 times more than Malawi

Economy > GDP per person 325.93
Ranked 165th.
79,089.13
Ranked 2nd. 243 times more than Malawi

Education > Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 0.941 per 1,000 people
Ranked 121st.
9.91 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 11 times more than Malawi

Education > Duration of compulsory education 8 years
Ranked 114th.
11 years
Ranked 30th. 38% more than Malawi
Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim 20%
Ranked 60th. 13 times more than Norway
1.6%
Ranked 110th.
Health > Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 46
Ranked 43th. 21 times more than Norway
2.2
Ranked 191st.

Cost of living > Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2 $25.00
Ranked 2nd.
$131.90
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Malawi
Culture > Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 48
Ranked 175th.
534
Ranked 91st. 11 times more than Malawi
Environment > Proportion of land area under protection 18.25%
Ranked 81st. 12% more than Norway
16.33%
Ranked 96th.

Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 14.29
Ranked 170th.
292.02
Ranked 57th. 20 times more than Malawi

Health > Life expectancy > Women 55 years
Ranked 70th.
83 years
Ranked 25th. 51% more than Malawi
Economy > Exports > Main exports Tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton Fuels and fuel products, machinery, metal products
Geography > Natural hazards NA avalanches
Labor > Employment rate > Adults 72.1
Ranked 19th. 16% more than Norway
62.3
Ranked 53th.

Industry > Manufacturing > Value added > Constant 2000 US$ 214.18 million constant 2000 US$
Ranked 91st.
16.5 billion constant 2000 US$
Ranked 34th. 77 times more than Malawi

Government > Flag description three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green with a radiant, rising, red sun centered on the black band; black represents the native peoples, red the blood shed in their struggle for freedom, and green the color of nature; the rising sun represents the hope of freedom for the continent of Africa red with a blue cross outlined in white that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); the colors recall Norway's past political unions with Denmark (red and white) and Sweden (blue)
Religion > Christian > Protestant > Protestant percent 35.5%
Ranked 31st.
90%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Malawi
Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita $115.56
Ranked 129th.
$46,387.46
Ranked 1st. 401 times more than Malawi

Geography > Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 421.22 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 69th. 3 times more than Norway
121.64 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 49th.

Economy > Debt > External $1.35 billion
Ranked 144th.
$659.10 billion
Ranked 19th. 487 times more than Malawi

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre $149.25
Ranked 2nd.
$1,247.31
Ranked 12th. 8 times more than Malawi
Economy > Gross domestic savings > Current US$ per capita -18.66$
Ranked 127th.
24,193.72$
Ranked 3rd.

Economy > Central bank discount rate 15%
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Norway
6.25%
Ranked 48th.

Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita 0.116 per 1,000 people
Ranked 155th.
28.48 per 1,000 people
Ranked 11th. 246 times more than Malawi

Education > Secondary education, pupils 761,366
Ranked 25th. 74% more than Norway
437,010
Ranked 78th.

Media > Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 12.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
429.57 per 1,000 people
Ranked 21st. 33 times more than Malawi

Education > College and university > Private school share 10.28%
Ranked 89th.
14.53%
Ranked 76th. 41% more than Malawi

Education > Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1.02
Ranked 12th. 2% more than Norway
1
Ranked 43th.

Language > Linguistic diversity index 0.519
Ranked 84th.
0.657
Ranked 58th. 27% more than Malawi
Economy > Debt > External > Per capita $65.72 per capita
Ranked 128th.
$101,362.90 per capita
Ranked 6th. 1542 times more than Malawi

Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Services 53.5%
Ranked 118th.
55.7%
Ranked 110th. 4% more than Malawi

Media > Internet users > Per 100 people 2.13
Ranked 159th.
82.52
Ranked 5th. 39 times more than Malawi

Energy > Electricity > Production > Per capita 124.24 kWh per capita
Ranked 147th.
30,724.8 kWh per capita
Ranked 1st. 247 times more than Malawi

Geography > Area > Land per 1000 6.65 sq km
Ranked 138th.
64.48 sq km
Ranked 31st. 10 times more than Malawi

Agriculture > Pesticide use 0.3 kg
Ranked 32nd.
0.4 kg
Ranked 30th. 33% more than Malawi

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