Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Greenland, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 11.8% more money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800 as of 2015.

be 63.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Greenland, however, that number is 16.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 86.1% 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 Greenland, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2020.

have 54.1% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greenland, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Greenland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greenland, about 69.5% do as of 2018.

be 47.9% 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 Greenland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 148.9 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Greenland, that number is 44,087 km.

Greenland: At a glance

Greenland is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 2,166,086 sq km. Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control over several policy areas on behalf of Greenland including foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Self-Rule Government.

How big is Greenland 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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