Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 67.5% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

be 10.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

live 10.3 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 22.9% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6%.

be 34.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 98.8% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 32.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Equatorial Guinea, 342.0 women do.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 17.9% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

be 48.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 48% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.1% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.8% of GDP.

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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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


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