Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in India instead of Guatemala, you would:

make 15.2% less money


Guatemala ($7,900 per capita)
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India ($6,700 per capita)
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Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $7,900, while in India, the GDP per capita is $6,700.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - GDP Per Capita

pay 5.1 times more in taxes


Guatemala (7% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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India (35.5% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In Guatemala, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 7%. In India, the top marginal tax rate is 35.5%.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Tax Rate

live 3.8 years less


Guatemala (72.3 years)
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India (68.5 years)
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In Guatemala, the life expectancy is (on average) 72.3 years. In India, the average life expectancy is 68.5 years.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Life Expectancy

consume 31.1% more electricty


Guatemala (586 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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India (768 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Guatemala consumes around 586 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In India, that number is 768 kWh per capita.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Electricity Consumption

have 21.2% fewer children


Guatemala (24.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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India (19.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In Guatemala, there are approximately 24.5 babies per 1,000 people. In India, that number is 19.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Birth Rate

be 49.7% less likely to live below the poverty line


Guatemala (59.3% of people - 2014 est.)
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India (29.8% of people - 2010 est.)
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In Guatemala, approximately 59.3% of people live below the poverty line. In India, that number is 29.8% of people.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Poverty Line

be 50% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


Guatemala (0.6% of people - 2015 est.)
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India (0.3% of people - 2013 est.)
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In Guatemala, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In India, that number is 0.3% of people.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - HIV/AIDS Prevalance

be 84.1% more likely to die in your infancy


Guatemala (22 per 1,000 infants)
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India (40.5 per 1,000 infants)
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In Guatemala, approximately 22 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In India, on the other hand, 40.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Infant Mortality

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


Guatemala (2.9% of people - 2014 est.)
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India (8.4% of people - 2016 est.)
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In Guatemala, approximately 2.9% of people are unemployed. In India, that number is 8.4% of people.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Unemployment

see 17.5 times more coastline


Guatemala (400 km)
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India (7,000 km)
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Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
Category: Guatemala vs. India - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Superintendence of the Tax Administration, and Ministry of Finance, Government of India.


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A brief history of India

India is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 3,287,263 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. In the early 16th century, the Emperor BABUR established the Mughal Dynasty which ruled India for more than three centuries. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century. By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947. Large-scale communal violence took place before and after the subcontinent partition into two separate states - India and Pakistan. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India's nuclear weapons tests in 1998 emboldened Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. In November 2008, terrorists originating from Pakistan conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India's financial capital. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India's emergence as a regional and global power.

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