Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.9 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 95.2% more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 47.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 76.7% lower top tax rate


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 45.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 10.3% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 73.9% as of 2018. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 23.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 28.3 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.

have 28.7% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, approximately 76% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2013. In Guatemala, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 15.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 31.0% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Guatemala. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this