Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.9 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Botswana, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2018.

live 0.9 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Botswana, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 56.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3% as of 2009.

pay a 28.6% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 54.5% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Botswana, that number is 20.0% as of 2013.

Life

be 52.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Botswana, 144.0 women do as of 2017.

be 55.1% 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 Botswana, on the other hand, 26.8 children do as of 2020.

have 31.9% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Botswana, there are 20.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 79.1% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Botswana, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

be 43.3% 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 Botswana, that number is 97% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 10.6% less 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 Botswana, that number is 61% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2016.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana 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, Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

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