Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 73.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

live 9.6 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 77.8% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

Life

be 88.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belize, 36.0 women do as of 2017.

be 81.2% 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 Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

have 28.3% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 35.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 79.4% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

be 46.7% 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 Belize, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 30.4% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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