Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Jordan, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 9.8 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Jordan, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Jordan, that number is 35.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 67.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Jordan, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2002.

pay a 42.9% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Jordan, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 75.4% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $9,200 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Jordan, that number is 18.3% as of 2017.

Life

be 84.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Jordan, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

be 78.6% 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 Jordan, on the other hand, 12.8 children do as of 2020.

have 25.1% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jordan, there are 23.0 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 Jordan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

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 Jordan, about 66.8% do as of 2018.

be 46.3% 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 Jordan, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 91.2% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Jordan compared to Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Jordan Tax Service, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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