United States compared to Guinea

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If you moved to Guinea from United States, you would..


make 97.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Guinea Guinea ($1,300 per capita)
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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

live 19.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Guinea Guinea (60.6 years)
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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

consume 99.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Guinea Guinea (74 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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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

have 2.8 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Guinea Guinea (35.4 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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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

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Guinea Guinea (47% of people - 2006 est.)
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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

be 22.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Guinea Guinea (76.8% of people)
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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

be 8.9 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Guinea Guinea (51.7 per 1,000 infants)
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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

see 98.4% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Guinea Guinea (320 km)
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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.


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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.

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