Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.3 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 47.7% less likely to be unemployed


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

be 47.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.

Life

be 81.9% 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 Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

have 38.4% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 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 Guam, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guam, about 80.5% 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 as of 2017. In Guam, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 57.6% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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