Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 49.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cameroon, that number is 3.6% of people as of 2018.

live 3.4 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Cameroon, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

be 42.5% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3% as of 2014.

be 31.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2001.

make 90.1% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 13.7% 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 Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.5 children do as of 2020.

have 18.2% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cameroon, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 75.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cameroon, 529.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.1% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Cameroon, it is 77.1% as of 2018.

Basic Needs

be 13.2% 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 Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 11.5% 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 Cameroon, that number is 60% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 11.6% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cameroon, about 23.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 35.8% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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