Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guam instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

live 1.3 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 70.3% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 44.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

be 10.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 18.0% more children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 28.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Argentina, 96% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 97.5% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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