Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Armenia, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 9.9 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Armenia, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Armenia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 27.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Armenia, however, that number is 32.0% as of 2013.

make 74.6% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Armenia, the GDP per capita is $9,500 as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Armenia, that number is 18.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 91.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Armenia, 26.0 women do as of 2017.

be 80.7% 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 Armenia, on the other hand, 11.5 children do as of 2020.

have 61.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Armenia, there are 11.9 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 Armenia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Armenia, about 64.7% do as of 2018.

be 47.9% 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 Armenia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Armenia: At a glance

Armenia is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 28,203 sq km. Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in at least 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1993 in support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. In 2009, senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, aiming to secure an opening of the border, but Turkey has not yet ratified the Protocols normalizing relations between the two countries. In September 2013, President SARGSIAN announced Armenia would join Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan as a member of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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

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