Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Argentina instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Argentina, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 12.1 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Argentina, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 41.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7% as of 2017.

make 44.1% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 87.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Argentina, 39.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.0 children do as of 2020.

have 47.9% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Argentina, there are 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Argentina, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Argentina, about 74.3% do as of 2018.

be 46.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2015.

Geography

see 16.9 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Equatorial Guinea? 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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