Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 17.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guyana, that number is 1.7% of people.

live 4.8 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Guyana, that number is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women).

be 5.6 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 95.2% more money


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

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guyana, that number is 11.1%.

be 44.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0%.

Life

be 30.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guyana, 229.0 women do.

be 21.6% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Guyana, it is 88.5%.

have 18.1% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Guyana, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.7% 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 Guyana, that number is 79% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas).

be 96.2% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Guyana, about 35.7% do.

be 13.1% 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 Guyana, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 28.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Guyana spends 3.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 85.7% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guyana, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 20.9% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana 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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