Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 6.9 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 9.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

be 19.4% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

Economy

make 45.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 30.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0%.

Life

be 50.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Equatorial Guinea, 342.0 women do.

be 23.8% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3%.

Basic Needs

be 7.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 6.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.6% less on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 8.0 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.

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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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