United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $1,300.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - GDP Per Capita
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 60.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Guinea, that number is 74 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, that number is 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Guinea, that number is 47% of people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Poverty Line
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Guinea, 76.8% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Access to Drinking Water
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 51.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Infant Mortality
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.
Category: United States vs. Guinea - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.
Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,857 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.Compare Guinea to another country