Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 96.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Equatorial Guinea, 6.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Germany, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 16.2 years longer

In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.


make 40.0% more money

Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $36,000, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 55.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 62.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 35.7% more on taxes

Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.


be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 94.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 65.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 73.3% fewer children

In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 32.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 51.5% more likely to have access to electricity

In Equatorial Guinea, 66% of the population has electricity access. In Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 23.8% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 48% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 3.0 times more on healthcare

Equatorial Guinea spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.


see 8.1 times more coastline

Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).


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