Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 68.7% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people.

be 2.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea, that number is 1.5% of people.

live 13.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

be 60.0% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

make 77.5% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 43.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 65.5% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

have 2.2 times more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 72.3% 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 Guinea, that number is 26% of people on average (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas).

be 66.2% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

be 18.1% 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 Guinea, that number is 77% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 31.4% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Guinea spends 2.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.6% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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 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, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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