Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

live 11.5 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 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.

be 97.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 3.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2018.

Economy

make 53.4 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $37,400 as of 2017.

be 29.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Central African Republic, 62.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0% as of 2011.

be 24.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6% as of 2014.

Life

be 63.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 829.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, 301.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 37.4% as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3% as of 2015.

be 25.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 80.6 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 4.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, approximately 14% of people have electricity access (34% in urban areas, and 0% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 68% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 6.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, about 26.2% do as of 2018.

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 Central African Republic? 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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