If you lived in Guinea instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 97.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
GUINEA ($1,100.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Guinea, that number is $1,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guinea GDP
LIVE 20 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
GUINEA (59.60 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 59.60.
Category: United States vs. Guinea life expectancy
CONSUME 99.4% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
GUINEA (79 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Guinea, it is 79 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guinea electricity consumption
BE 2.8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
GUINEA (1.7% of people)
That's 183.3% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Guinea, that number is 1.7%.
Category: United States vs. Guinea AIDS percentage
BE 24.6% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER
UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
GUINEA (74.8% of people)
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water.
In Guinea, 74.8% do.
Category: United States vs. Guinea drinking water access
BE 8.95 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
GUINEA (55.24 per 1000 infants)
That's 795.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Guinea, on the other hand, there are a total of 55.24 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea infant mortality
HAVE 2.68 TIMES MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
GUINEA (36.02 babies per 1000 people)
That's 168.4% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Guinea, however, there are a total of 36.02 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea birth rate
BE 3.11 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
GUINEA (47% of people)
That's 211.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Guinea, 47% are.
Category: United States vs. Guinea poverty
SEE A 98.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
GUINEA (320km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Guinea has a total of 320 km.
Category: United States vs. Guinea coastline
At a Glance: Guinea
Land Area: ~246 thousand sq km (United States is ~40 times bigger than Guinea)
Population: ~11 million people (307 million more people live in United States)
How big is Guinea compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Guinea (245,857 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Guinea
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.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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