Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.0 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

be 31.1% more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

Economy

make 15.7 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

spend 41.7% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Equatorial Guinea, 342.0 women do.

be 4.3 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3%.

be 23.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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