Comparing United States to Guinea

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If you moved to Guinea from the United States, you would:


MAKE 97.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Guinea  GUINEA ($1,100.00 per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Guinea  GUINEA (59.60 years life expectancy)
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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  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Guinea  GUINEA (79 kWh per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Guinea  GUINEA (1.7% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Guinea  GUINEA (74.8% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Guinea  GUINEA (55.24 per 1000 infants)
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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  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Guinea  GUINEA (36.02 babies per 1000 people)
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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  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Guinea  GUINEA (47% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Guinea  GUINEA (320km of coastline)
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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).