Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 65.4% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

be 4.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

live 10.9 years less


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 92.5% more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 18.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6%.

Life

have 2.8 times more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 32.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Equatorial Guinea, 342.0 women do.

be 6.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Barbados, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 70.1% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

be 52.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Barbados, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 49.3% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 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 Barbados? 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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