Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 65.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

live 8.8 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

Economy

make 8.6 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6%.

be 81.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 30.9% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3%.

have 71.3% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 32.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 94.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Equatorial Guinea, 342.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 30.8% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

be 44.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 48% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.7% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 49.0% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.

Equatorial Guinea: At a glance

Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,051 sq km. Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2013 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production, resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, improvements in the population's living standards have been slow to develop.

How big is Equatorial Guinea compared to Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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