Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea-Bissau instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 50.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 3.5% of people as of 2018.

live 2.9 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

be 18.8% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 9.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 94.9% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.

be 52.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Guinea-Bissau, however, that number is 67.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 13.1% 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 Guinea-Bissau, on the other hand, 51.9 children do as of 2020.

have 20.2% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea-Bissau, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guinea-Bissau, 667.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.1% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Guinea-Bissau, it is 59.9% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 78.4% less 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 Guinea-Bissau, that number is 15% of people on average (30% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 85.0% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.9% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 18.2% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 350 km.

Guinea-Bissau: At a glance

Guinea-Bissau is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,120 sq km. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from an existing illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place.

How big is Guinea-Bissau 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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