Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 95.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Bolivia, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 4.7 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 73 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 Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 53.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0% as of 2017.

be 12.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6% as of 2015.

pay a 62.9% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

make 79.7% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,600 as of 2017.

Life

be 48.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bolivia, 155.0 women do as of 2017.

be 46.1% 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 Bolivia, on the other hand, 32.2 children do as of 2020.

have 32.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bolivia, there are 20.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 37.0% 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 Bolivia, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2013.

be 67.0% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bolivia, about 43.8% do as of 2018.

be 37.3% 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 Bolivia, that number is 93% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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, Ministry of Finance, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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