Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea instead of China, you would:

Health

live 14.7 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

be 24.2% more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people.

Economy

be 28.2% less likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

spend 11.1% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

make 88.0% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 14.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 68.5% less likely to be literate


In China, the literacy rate is 96.4%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In China, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 26% of people on average (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas).

be 81.6% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

be 19.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In China, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 77% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Geography

see 97.8% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

How big is Guinea compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Economy and Finance, State Administration of Taxation.

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