Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Central African Republic 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 Central African Republic, that number is 3.6% of people as of 2018.

live 11.5 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Central African Republic, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 19.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Central African Republic, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

make 98.1% less money


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

be 40.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Central African Republic, however, that number is 62.0% as of 2008.

Life

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Central African Republic, 829.0 women do as of 2017.

be 60.8% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Central African Republic, it is 37.4% as of 2018.

be 35.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Central African Republic, on the other hand, 80.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 79.4% 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 Central African Republic, that number is 14% of people on average (34% in urban areas, and 0% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 83.5% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Central African Republic, about 4.3% do as of 2018.

Central African Republic: At a glance

Central African Republic is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 622,984 sq km. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. The militant group the Lord's Resistance Army continues to destabilize southeastern Central African Republic, and several rebel groups joined together in early December 2012 to launch a series of attacks that left them in control of numerous towns in the northern and central parts of the country. The rebels - who are unhappy with BOZIZE's government - participated in peace talks in early January 2013 which resulted in a coalition government including the rebellion's leadership. In March 2013, the coalition government dissolved, rebels seized the capital, and President BOZIZE fled the country. Rebel leader Michel DJOTODIA assumed the presidency, reappointed Nicolas TIANGAYE as Prime Minister, and established a transitional government on 31 March. On 13 April 2013, the National Transitional Council affirmed DJOTODIA as President.

How big is Central African Republic 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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