Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Benin, you would:
live 1.5 years longer
In Benin, the average life expectancy is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2022. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2022.
be 16.7% less likely to be obese
In Benin, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people as of 2016.
be 8.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Benin, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 7.3% of people as of 2020.
make 5.2 times more money
Benin has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2020.
be 8.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6% as of 2014.
be 14.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Benin, 38.5% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0% as of 2011.
be 24.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Benin, approximately 397.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, 301.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to be literate
In Benin, the literacy rate is 42.4% as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3% as of 2015.
be 40.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Benin, approximately 55.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 78.3 children do as of 2022.
have 27.2% fewer children
In Benin, there are approximately 41.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Benin, approximately 33% of people have electricity access (58% in urban areas, and 9% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 67% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas) as of 2019.
spend 29.2% more on healthcare
Benin spends 2.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.4 times more coastline
Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Equatorial Guinea: At a glance
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