Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 52.3% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 9.5% of people.

be 11.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 3.4% of people.

live 26.0 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 51 years (49 years for men, 53 years for women).

Economy

make 84.3% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,800.

Life

be 36.5% less likely to be literate


In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 94.4%. In Guinea-Bissau, it is 59.9%.

have 81.6% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea-Bissau, there are 32.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guinea-Bissau, 549.0 women do.

be 5.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea-Bissau, on the other hand, 85.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 78.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 21% of people on average (37% in urban areas, and 6% in rural areas).

be 93.0% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 58.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Guinea-Bissau spends 2.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.1% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 84.4% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 350 km.

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 Ecuador? 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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