United States compared to Guinea-Bissau

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


make 97.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau ($1,600 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,600.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - GDP Per Capita

live 29.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (50.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Guinea-Bissau, the average life expectancy is 50.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Life Expectancy

consume 99.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (17 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 17 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Electricity Consumption

have 2.6 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (32.9 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 32.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Birth Rate

be 4.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (67% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 67% of people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Poverty Line

be 20.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (79.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Guinea-Bissau, 79.3% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Access to Drinking Water

be 15.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (87.5 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-Bissau, on the other hand, 87.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Infant Mortality

see 98.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (350 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 350 km.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


How big is Guinea-Bissau compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


A brief history of Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 36,125 sq km. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from an existing illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place.

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