Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 26.9% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

live 10.3 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 58.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 84.4% lower top tax rate


Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 83.7% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 87.9% more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 15.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 7.0 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 Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.9% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 47.2% less on education


Australia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 98.4% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala compared to Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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