Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guatemala, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 6.7 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 73.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 80.0% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 78.1% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 34.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 68.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 63.5% 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 Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

be 14.5% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

have 24.1% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 35.2% 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 Guatemala, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

be 40.8% 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 Guatemala, that number is 95% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 35.1% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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