If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Cayman Islands, you would:


live 15.9 years less

In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.


make 14.6% less money

Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $37,400 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6% as of 2014.


have 2.6 times more children

In Cayman Islands, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.9 times more likely to die during infancy

In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 59.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 32.1% less likely to have access to electricity

In Cayman Islands, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, 68% of the population do as of 2016.

be 66.8% less likely to have internet access

In Cayman Islands, approximately 79.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, about 26.2% do as of 2018.

be 30.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cayman Islands, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2015. In Equatorial Guinea, 68% of people do as of 2017.


see 85.0% more coastline

Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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

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.
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