Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea-Bissau instead of Chad, you would:

Health

be 2.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 3.4% of people.

be 55.7% more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 9.5% of people.

Economy

make 21.7% less money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,800.

be 43.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Guinea-Bissau, however, that number is 67.0%.

Life

be 35.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea-Bissau, 549.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Guinea-Bissau, it is 59.9%.

Basic Needs

be 5.2 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 Guinea-Bissau, that number is 21% of people on average (37% in urban areas, and 6% in rural areas).

be 56.1% 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 Guinea-Bissau, that number is 79% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas).

be 24.0% less likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.6% less on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Guinea-Bissau spends 2.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.6% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Guinea-Bissau: At a glance

Guinea-Bissau is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,120 sq km. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from an existing illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place.

How big is Guinea-Bissau 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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