Comparing United States to Guinea-Bissau

Choose another country to compare and contrast to:

vs.
Compare Guinea-Bissau to a different country

If you lived in Guinea-Bissau instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 97.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU ($1,200.00 per capita)
Comparison

In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Guinea-Bissau, that number is $1,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau GDP

LIVE 29.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (49.87 years life expectancy)
Comparison Comparison

In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Guinea-Bissau, the average life expectancy is 49.87.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau life expectancy

CONSUME 99.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (37 kWh per capita)
Comparison

In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Guinea-Bissau, it is 37 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau electricity consumption

BE 6.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (3.9% of people)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison

That's 550% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 3.9%.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau AIDS percentage

BE 25.8% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (73.6% of people)
Comparison Comparison Comparison

In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Guinea-Bissau, 73.6% do.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau drinking water access

BE 14.74 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (90.92 per 1000 infants)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison

That's 1373.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea-Bissau, on the other hand, there are a total of 90.92 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau infant mortality

HAVE 2.52 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
Comparison Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (33.83 babies per 1000 people)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison

That's 152.1% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Guinea-Bissau, however, there are a total of 33.83 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau birth rate

SEE A 98.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison Comparison
Guinea-Bissau  GUINEA-BISSAU (350km of coastline)
Comparison

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Guinea-Bissau has a total of 350 km.
Category: United States vs. Guinea-Bissau coastline

At a Glance: Guinea-Bissau

  • Land Area: ~36 thousand sq km (United States is ~272 times bigger than Guinea-Bissau)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Guinea-Bissau (36,125 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).