As of 2021, the Republic of Congo has a population of 5.7 million, making it the 115th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 50% males and 50% females.

There are 2 million people employed in the Republic of Congo, with an unemployment rate of 10.2% – 230,203 people.


The Republic of Congo is the 264th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $9.6bn.

As of 2017 there were 54,821 students in tertiary education in the Republic of Congo, with 339,250 students in secondary and 734,493 in primary education. The Republic of Congo spent 3.8% of its GDP on education in 2019.

The Republic of Congo ranked 180th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 180th.

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Public healthcare expenditure totalled $282m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $247m in 2018.