Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guam instead of Chad, you would:

Health

live 25.4 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 15.5 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 50.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 85.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

have 44.7% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.8 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 15.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 95.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Chad? 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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