Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.9 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 10.1 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

Life

be 87.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 68.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

have 28.1% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 8.7 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 9.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

be 77.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Guatemala, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.7% more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.2% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 10.8 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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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