Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 8.5 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 12.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 60.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 14.5% more 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 Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 78.4% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? 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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