Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Fiji, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 8.0 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 47.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 29.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

pay a 42.9% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 73.8% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

Life

be 88.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Fiji, 34.0 women do as of 2017.

be 85.3% 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 Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

have 43.3% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 45.2% 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 Fiji, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 90.4% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

be 38.8% 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 Fiji, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.8 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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