Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 19.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

make 29.4% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

Life

have 52.4% more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 3.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? 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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